Light the candles. Put the stockings out. Spin the dradle. Leave Santa a snack.
Traditions. Family traditions are a wonderful legacy we give our children. Each year, we wait until Christmas eve to watch Rudolph and the anticipation is huge. On Christmas eve we also assemble and decorate our gingerbread house (we made the dough tonight and baked it!). On Christmas morning we awaken at 7 am and race downstairs to see the gifts left by Santa and then have eggnog french toast.
This year though things are a little different. In the past we have had Christmas at our house for the whole extended family starting at about 3 o’clock and lasting until who knows when but this year my mom is hosting Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to spend the day relaxing with the kids and not worrying obout straightening up or cooking for the crew arriving later. I can’t wait to go to my mom’s with some food in hand and stay as long as I want and return home and slumber. NICE!
In celebration of Christmas and New Years, the office will be open a half day Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, closed on the holidays themselves and open on the 26th and 2nd for the morning and if needed the afternoon too.
Enjoy your traditions, make new ones, and celebrate the joy in your life and each day will be your best!
Molly O’Shea, MD Birmingham Pediatrics + Wellness Center