This holiday season I have been thinking a lot about this time of year really being for the children and how important it is to make it as fun for children as possible. I even posted about it on my other blog Notes on Nannying here.
My dad publishes a weekly newspaper in his neck of the woods called My Backyard. Every week he writes a column titled From the Publisher's Desk. This week he recalled holiday memories of yore and I found it delightful. Even at 27 years old it can be hard to imagine my parents as children so this glimpse into my father's childhood is such a treat. It also made me realize how strongly our childhood holiday memories stay with us as we age (my Dad is nearly sixty-six). For this reason and many others, making the holidays as special as possible for the children is so very important. Read my dad's column here.