Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mommy Moments: Give Love on Christmas Day!

I know this is a late entry but I just had to wait until we had our Christmas party last Friday to post this one.

As a parent, I know how important Christmas is to children. My parents have made sure that we get to experience the joy of Christmas, even in the most simple way. They give us something that we need, like new clothes, and we always share Christmas dinner. We also have exchange gifts, so that we learn the value of giving to others and sharing what we have and the feeling of being loved because of receiving them.

Checking out the gifts under the tree with her friends.

My little girl now understands the concept of gifts but she sees a gift as something that is for her, and wrapped in a gift wrapper and tied with a ribbon. So I had to explain to her that not all gifts are for her, that she also must share and give gifts to others. I bought some gift items one day and then I showed them to her, some already wrapped and some, I had to wrap myself. She wanted to open all of them at the same time so I had to explain to her that it is not hers. They belong to someone else. I explained to her that because it is Christmas, she will share gifts with her friends. And then I asked her to help me wrap the rest of the items that she will give to her friends as small gifts. She seemed to understand because she didn't make a fuss.

And my, was I overwhelmed at the Christmas party because she received more than what she gave away. The best part of it all was the wonder and delight in her eyes upon seeing Santa Claus and receiving her gifts!

1 comment:

Chris said...

good job mommy! :) im sure Sam will grow up understanding the true meaning of Christmas...

merry Christmas to your and your family marce!

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