With Christmas only a few days away, I’ve managed to cross off a lot from my list, but there is still so much to do. As our Christmas cards sit on my desk, still needing attention, and a few gifts remain to be purchased, and a Christmas Eve menu needs to be decided, my mantra over the past few days has been “it’s ok.” If people don’t get our Christmas cards before Christmas (because I don’t think they will this year), it’s ok. So they enjoy them a few days after, no matter. If the house is not completely decorated, it’s ok. Because Nicholas and the girls have their own trees up in their bedrooms and our main one is done. The rest, although I would have liked to finish … well, it’s ok that I didn’t. Because what remains important now, in the days leading up to Christmas, are the little things. How Nicholas sat in utter awe when Santa called him over the weekend, knowing that it was the real Santa. How we managed to bake a bajillion cookies and bars and distribute them to his teachers today, creating memories and special moments with each ingredient we blended together. How Nicholas brought me a pile of clothes over the weekend and asked me to please send them to St. Jude’s, for the children that may have less than him. How Christmas is something completely different when you have the opportunity to see it through a child’s eyes. So I’m going to relax … and breathe … and whatever doesn’t get done? It’s ok. And besides … who needs completed to-do lists when you have this?