Saturday, December 17, 2011
A Post on Christmas
How are you doing with your holiday preparations? We've been baking a little bit, gingerbread and cookies. But we're eating it just as fast. Sorry for any potential guests...(I have emergency cookies).
Christmas means time spent with your loved ones. You'll find us outdoors to catch some light in the blue hour every day, often on a kicksled. We have a low-ambitions Christmas.
But I think of all the children who dread the holidays because alcohol abuse and domestic violence increase at this time. I think of lonely children. The feeling of "togetherness" is heavy, but no one is as alone as alone at Christmas. There is also the pressure of baking, of decorating, of buying. I think children want time and security from parents more than gifts (even though a Hello Kitty computer is more wanted in this household).
We'll make something yummy to eat - I'll come back on that (more lighthearted) subject!