(sorry for the poor quality of photo. I did mention I need a new camera, right? One that allows me to take a super zoom picture so I can people watch from afar.)If you have been following my Christmas Simplification Plan, you know that I am really trying this year to make the holiday season about happiness and joy. Not stress and hurry. I am using the joy and light in the children's eyes to center me when I get a little freaky. I am trying to channel my mom who was happiest at Christmastime and passed that feeling on to us. It has worked pretty well.
Most of the time.
However, we did have a particularly tough time getting out of the door to the Music in the Mall recital. By tough time, I mean I had a meltdown and got mad at everyone.
Really, I'm trying...
And it did get better as the evening progressed.
The recital was lovely, the feeling was festive, and I recovered.
Afterward, Doug and I sat in the mall food court enjoying the not so fine Chinese dining for our 22nd anniversary. We people watched, of course. That is when I saw this poor fella having a hard time feeling the joy. I couldn't resist taking his picture. Then Doug quipped, "it's in their eyes." Smart alec. I guess this crying baby in the big Santa's lap shows how I was feeling earlier in the evening.
Are you feeling this way yet?
I'm a work in progress.
(Happy 22nd anniversary, Doug. I really loved our unconventional date.)