I've bellyached off and on this holiday season (more on than off, I suspect) about ungrateful children, too much to do and not enough time to appreciate the season for its true meaning.
Last week, I saw a microcosm of the true Christmas spirit in my children. You know, the ones who have been struggling (I'm practicing my nice words) with each other over, well, anything they can think of?
Oldest spent the entire month learning Christmas songs on piano for one reason and one reason only. To play them for her sister's class full of 2 and 3 year olds. She was only there for 5 minutes, but it was 5 minutes of love and sharing that made this mommy a little weepy over their bond.
Here are the pictures.