All I Want for Christmas

Yesterday I saw my hairdresser who attempted to make me presentable. Twins surrounded their grandmother hairdresser as she attempted to cut her daughter-in-law’s hair. The boy and girl were chattering as seven-year-olds do, when I asked, “So what do you want for Christmas?”

The little boy rattled off a number of things, some of which I didn’t know. Must have been video games. Then, his twin, spoke, “I want my own Alexa, a cellphone, and art stuff. You know what else I want?”

“No, my dear, but I think you’ll tell me. What else do you want?”

“A baby sister!”

And with that pronouncement, her grandma dropped her scissors, her mom bent forward with shocked looks, and her twin brother added, “We want a baby sister every year for Christmas!”

Much to the chagrin of momma and grandma, my hairdresser and I were doubled over in laughter. Out of the proverbial mouths of babes come the most hilarious things.

May none of us lose sight of the spirit of the holiday season. May we look at our lives through the lens of a child. May we strive to be positive and not defiant. May we embody the best in us and collaboratively work together for ONE REASON: Our Children.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. My next blog will post on January 9.

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