Teacher pens beautiful note to parents about what kids really want at Christmas
This is so sweet.
A teacher wrote a letter to parents describing what their children really want for Christmas and it's not what you think.
There was no mention of Paw Patrol figures or LOL Dolls, in fact there was very little mention of toys or gifts at all.
How heartwarming is that?
When it comes to Christmas time it's so easy to spoil our children with presents and treats but what the really want, as the note describes, is free. All they really want is our time.
In the last couple of weeks my family and I have been to several winter events including Wonderlights, Wild Lights, Zero Waste Santa at the Conscious Christmas shop and the turning on of the Christmas lights in our local area.
Whenever we bring up attending these events the kids always bring up different memories but none are ever of the gift shop or what sweets they had.
Those things are forgotten about.
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Wild Lights at @dublinzoo_official has become one of our favourite annual pilgrimages. As an avid book worm I thoroughly approved of the story book theme. Eric spent most of the time trying to figure out how everything worked. Alice liked the dinosaurs. *not a press trip*
Even when I think back on my own Christmases as a child really what I remember is spending time with family watching Home Alone and putting up the Christmas tree. Very few are of the actual gifts I received.
We get so caught up trying to make our child's Christmas perfect that we often forget that they already have exactly what they need, us.
While toys and gifts are lovely what our children need is our time and affection so this holiday season forget about advent calendars and treats and spend more time together as a family.
Whether it's going out to see Santa or simply sticking on your favourite festive film on Netflix while drinking hot chocolate, take some time out from worrying about Christmas day and remember that the magic doesn't come from gifts, it comes from you.