Thursday, December 22, 2011

Twenty Five Treats for the Holidays - Day 22

Today's treat is possibly a new tradition!

If you haven't done it already, find out where the really cool Christmas lights display(s) are, bundle the kids up in the car, and go see them.

We have several displays in our area, including both zoos in Chicago.  Every year, for many years, for my birthday, we'd take a trip into Brookfield Zoo, and just admire the lights.  Imagine riding around in the cold, all huddled together, singing Christmas carols with the driver of the tram.  Watching the dolphins do their thing to "Run, Run, Rudolph" by Bryan Adams (and yes, all the moms my age were totally rocking out!).  Bundling and unbundling dozens of times as we went in and out of each animal house.  Seeing the lights in the children's eyes.  And there were so many lights!

We've also visited a neighborhood in a nearby city that does a special light display to commemorate the Nativity.  It's nice to be able to share the Reason for the Season in such an inspiring way!

Such amazing memories - and remember, they are only small once, and they don't stay that way very long!

Give yourself, and your family, the treat of memories today!

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