5 months, 1 week & 6 days into Daddyhood

What does it mean for a child? The birth of Christ? Santa? Reindeer? Presents? Turkey + sprouts? Christmas TV? Family? Or pure, unfettered excitement – inexplicable, without reason or definable cause? Sparkles, lights, laughter, music, newness, shiny things, glitter, the possibility of snow? Magic? Belief? That one day can be more special than all the rest?

People say we have lost the meaning of Christmas. Talise’s bright eyes and giggles in the face of wrapping paper and smiles, encouraging her happiness on this special day, say otherwise… 🙂