The holiday season is typically a time of busyness for so many of us. Especially when you have lots of different places to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas.
You have to spend time at your parent’s house and his parent’s house and step-parents and grandparents and… you get the point.
But something you might not know about me… A “fun fact” as we like to call it on our Dollars and Roses podcast.
I am an only child. Yep, I have no sisters or brothers. Well, not by blood. I consider so many of my girlfriends to be my sisters.
Most of my extended family lives up North and Jeff doesn’t have much family that lives around here either. :/
So while most of the world is rushing around to different houses trying to spend time with everyone and their brother (literally)…we are usually chilling at home wondering what this “busyness” is everyone speaks of. Haha!
We used to go up north and spend time with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, but ever since my grandma passed away we haven’t done that.
Would it be weird of me to say that a little part of me wishes we had places to be and people to see?
I mean, I do love my parents to death (LOOK AT THEM – HOW CAN YOU NOT?), but I miss not having more family to spend the holidays with.
I know that most of you with eight thousand places to be on Christmas are thinking I’m crazy right now. But, it’s true when I say, I wish I had a sibling or three.
Which is why the hubs and I decided that we would just make our own big family.
You might not think four kids is a big number, but to two people who grew up without having to share much? It’s big people.
Listen, neither of us ever had to share a toy…or a parent…or a car. We didn’t have to fight for who was gonna sleep top bunk or who was gonna help mommy cook dinner.
By they way, THIS mac-n-cheese recipe is the bomb.com if you need some comfort food.
My parents didn’t have to split their Christmas funds between kids.
When I circled items that I wanted in the Christmas ads for that year? It meant that my parents weren’t going to have to choose which ones they could get me and which ones they would get my sister or brother. Haha.
Speaking of… this is a conversation I recently had to have with my 3 year old that I am pretty sure my parents never had to have with me.
Me: Just because you circle a toy in the magazine doesn’t mean you will get every single one you circle.
3 year old: Wahhhhhhhhhhh!!! Me want all dem! I on good wist! WAHHHH!
I love seeing our boys play together because it’s something I never had growing up.
We love when they crawl on the couch and get under a blanket to cuddle up and watch Power Rangers. We love when they run around the house shooting bad guys with their fake guns. We love when they walk out of school holding hands and helping one another get in the car. We love everything that comes with watching these boys be brothers.
It truly is neat to see from the perspective of an only child. I’m in amazement day after day.
It makes my heart happy to know that they will always have each other.