Sharing Christmas

Mom decided to host a Christmas open house on Saturday.  A small number of friends and family were invited.  They were encouraged to come at a time in the afternoon which was convenient for them.  The result was their guests were spread across the entire afternoon.  Lyn never had more than a few people to deal with at a time.  This allowed her to feel comfortable and avoid becoming overwhelmed.

Mom had a full table of food with posole, queso and several types of cookies available for their guests.  Lyn filled up on chips and dip.  The posole was a hit and Mom found a single hominy kernel was all that was left at the end of the day.

When each of the guests arrived, Lyn would have Mom pull up the video from Santa.  Lyn wanted them all to see it.  She sat through it each time as though it was the first time she'd watched it.  She responded to Santa's questions and waved to the elves when he prompted her.  My uncle was delighted in her joy and was much more interested in her reaction than in the video.

In case you're wondering, she's forgotten about Mrs. Obama's picture and letter from last month.  Besides, Mrs. Obama doesn't rank higher than Santa in Lyn's mind.

At the end of the day, both were happy.  They had time to visit with each person and their guests left full and smiling.


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