I told Hadley she was not allowed to add anything to (nor even discuss) her Christmas wish list until after Thanksgiving. Today she asked me if she was allowed to start talking about Christmas. I finally agreed that it was time. This is a season full of magic for her, and I love sharing in her dreams of sugar plumb fairies and stockings hung by the tree. I just hope we can minimize the "wanting" and encourage the giving and memory making.
The downtown tree lighting was just the opportunity to indulge in a little magic memory making. We had a great time dancing around the giant tree and enjoying the lights.