Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Getting inside the mind of a three year old

My dear sweet three (and three quarters!) year old loves Christmas. She carries the spirit of Christmas around with her wherever she goes. Over the last month, she has begged to listen to "her" Christmas CD in the car and to watch Christmas specials on ABC Family every night.

Christmas morning was spectacular. She was so excited that Santa came and brought her just what she always wanted. We basked in the post-Christmas glow for a week, and then yesterday my husband and I told her that it was time to take down the tree.

And she bawled. "But I don't want to put it awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!" Big fat tears ran down her little face. I could hardly take it. She fought me as I tried to put her nativity set in its box, crying all the while.

Mr. Rose finally took her back to our bedroom to have a chat. When they came out, she was fine. What in the world could he have said to her? "She thought we were taking Christmas away, and that it was over forever." Poor girl, she thought we were never going to have Christmas again!

Today she mentioned that it was nice to have our house "regular" again. But is she still singing Christmas carols? Yes, ma'am!

How did your kids react to taking the Christmas decorations down? I'd love to hear!


blueviolet said...

That's really kinda sad that she thought Christmas was going away forever!!!! I'm glad she realized otherwise. What a doll!

Shell said...

Aw, poor thing. Mine don't want the tree down.

Kmama said...

Aww! How cute (and a little sad!). Last night, Buster told me "I don't want to put my Christmas away" when I said it was time to take everything down.