Saturday, December 01, 2007

It's Up!

It's real. It's official: Christmas is on its way. How do I know? The anxiety advent calendar is up in our house.

Tonight, before bed, Madeleine will pull the first ornament out of its pocket and stick it to the manger scene.

You know, it's funny. As a child we had an advent calendar every year. And each childhood December I remember thinking how stinkin' long it took to open every door or to fill the advent calendar up, whichever the case might have been. And now? I look at it and realize just how close Christmas really is and it simultaneously fills me with elation and dread.

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