The first two Christmases with my daughter I can't say that I worried much about sharing the true meaning of Christmas with her beyond what she would naturally absorb from our goings on. My husband and I of course read her stories about the birth of Christ but beyond that, we didn't do much to make the reality of Christmas come alive. This year however, I feel I owe more to my bright 2 year old.
"One starry night there were shepherds watching sheep on a hillside. The shepherds were laughing and telling jokes, while all their sheep said Baa. It was like any other night, the shepherds were getting ready for bed while their sheep said Baa. Then all of a sudden with a great light angels appeared in the sky, the shepherds were afraid. And the sheep said, Baa. The angels told the shepherds that there was a baby born who was King of All. The shepherds were amazed. And the sheep said, Baa. The angels told the shepherds they would find the baby lying in a manger. The shepherds ran off to find the baby. And the Sheep said BAAA!"
I found a fabulous blog post at the Time Warp Wife this morning when I was going through the blogs I follow. I encourage you to check out this post, Darlene lays out some great ideas for sharing Christmas with children. I can't wait to share them with my kids.
I read all my comments, and would love to hear any ideas from other mom's about how they share the true meaning of Christmas with their kids.
Many Christmas Blessings!