"Mommy, the neighbours put up their Christmas lights and decorations. When are we going to put up the tree?"
"Are we going to the Santa Claus parade? Are we going to watch Elf later?"
I told J.P that I'm wasn't feeling well but when I feel better, I promised we'd decorate the house.
In the evening, he inquired again, only to be given the same answer.
I thought watching a holiday movie would soften his disappointment. Instead, it made him hopeful that I would change my mind.
On Monday, when I took J.P to school, he pointed at all the houses that were decked out in Christmas decor. I just smiled and nodded as we walked along.
And can you believe the same question was uttered every morning and night? Is this kid persistent or what?
"When are we going to put up the Christmas tree?"
I couldn't rest all week. Let alone think. I've been going crazy! It's difficult to get in the holiday spirit especially when you're under the weather.
Finally, I took out the decorations, ornaments and of course, the beloved Christmas tree. The boys were excited and eager to help. My little elves were fast at work!
When the tree was up, lit and embellished with all the trimmings, it was a magical sight to see.
"Are you happy now, J.P?"
"Yes, mommy. Thank you!"