"Look, they're setting up the lights and stands for Christmas trees at Leuthardt's," Isabella said it as we were driving past a tree farm where we buy our Christmas tree.
She notices every new Christmas decoration, and can't wait for next week so that we can open the magic Christmas boxes in the attic. I have tried to keep the lid on the her Christmas anticipation until at least Thanksgiving, but it's rough with such enthusiasm. Then I relaxed,and told myself, 'just let in the joy'.
Later that same trip came the payoff. " I think I'd like Christmas just as much even without presents", she said.