My Favorite Christmas Eve Tradition
When I was talking about Christmas traditions with our youngest who has now left me and gone off to college, she fondly reminded me of making reindeer food on the night before Christmas.
Mind you, when we made reindeer food all those years, we did not have Pinterest to provide all of those creative recipes and printable poems.
When I, Laura Mize, humble working full-time mother of 3 introduced reindeer food, we used whatever my kids liked.
Some years it was oats plus glitter.
Some years it was oats plus playdoh creations.
Some years it was oats plus ribbon plus sparkles plus M & Ms.
Some years it was just oats.
Do you get my drift???
It was whatever this tired momma had left on Christmas Eve that seemed even the least bit magical to my 3 sweet babies.
even if you feel like you can’t possibly pull off the perfect Mommy-blogger Pinterest version of reindeer food, you can still make it memorable for your own kids.
I didn’t even have a cute poem when I did it. I just talked lots about Santa’s reindeer and how they must be hungry and how we should leave food for them too since we’re leaving Santa cookies and then lots of “yum yum yum” as we poured and stirred and threw the food out on our front steps and whatever grass was left.
You can do it too!
It doesn’t have to be perfect…
It just has to be fun!
So raid your pantry or craft closet or junk drawer or whatever you have left today…
You can do it Momma!!!
Make it FUN!!
Happy Christmas Eve!