Monday, December 24, 2007

Advent and memories

We do an Advent calendar every year. It's one of the things that my children look forward to the most. With the Advent chocolate every night, we share a Christmas memory.

This year's favorite was a silly one -- the year that my Nana gave me a watch and the alarm kept going off every night at 10:30 while it was wrapped and under the tree. They asked me to retell it several times. It's a silly little thing, but I remember it well, and my children obviously loved hearing the story.

It always amazes me what we remember and how that remembering can resonate with others. I wonder what my children will remember about their Christmases.

1 comment:

Just another southern gay guy said...

There is a story that Susan Outlaw tells about her family, and though I've never met her parents, etc., I love to get her to tell the story.

I can remember we placed the tree in the same spot every year. Always a fake tree, never real. Colored lights.