L and E wrapped tonight. Nothing they had bought. They had each wrapped a present for each other, something of their own that they wanted to the other to have. They were so proud of themselves.
I am so proud of them. That is what Christmas is about. Giving something of yourself. So sweet. I dread this time year. The commercialism. I just cannot stomach it.
If felt good to see L and E, being thoughtful and loving and giving. It makes me feel like my efforts at raising kids, not consumed by consumerism is working. It is not about the stuff, it is about being loving and kind and giving.
I think I am ready for Santa and his magic now.