Now that my kids are a little bit older, I want them to understand the true meaning of Christmas. On Sunday night I asked Maddie and Jude, "Whose birthday do we celebrate on Christmas?" Maddie thought for a second, and yelled, "JESUS! And Hazel from my preschool." True. I was proud that she had some idea of what we were really doing. Rob then asked, "Can you see all the animals up there?" pointing to the Nativity Set. "All the animals came to be there when Jesus was born. And the three wise men brought presents to Baby Jesus." Maddie looked at the animals, and the Baby Jesus in Mary's arms and said, "Yeah. And then Jesus puts you on his naughty or nice list."
We're still working on that one.