Hello beautiful people!
Yay! It’s just six more days to Christmas, I’m so ecstatic. It’s amazing how the birthday of our King Jesus brings so much joy to the whole world. Everywhere I turn Christmas lights, decorations, trees, everybody tweeting about it, and every picture on instagram seems to have a Christmas caption. What do I even say about the songs, lol Christmas songs always thrill me. My favorite Christmas song has got to be ” Fall on your knees.” What’s yours?
I remember when I was younger, Christmas day was the most anticipated day after my birthday, because I got new cloths (with those matching hats and bags 😂), shoes and differently shaped plastic sunglasses with stickers on them and of course the fake plastic wristwatches ( how do I even remember these things). Look at all these goodies, please I want my childhood Christmas back 😭.
My mom would make Jollof rice and dodo aka fried plantain on Christmas mornings, but our neighbors always beat us to it with their tray of fried rice, beef, slice of cake, chin chin 😂😂 and two bottles of coke. My mom didn’t stress herself to make all those, once we have drinks, chicken /beef and jollof rice or fried rice and salad, we’re good. Our neighbors neighbors got us covered with the other goodies, I hope they show up this year.
Okay! this post was supposed to be titled ” Finding Beauty in Ordinary,” an entirely different thing from what I’m currently writing 😂, apparently, I’ve successfully talked about my Christmas childhood memories, *changes topic*, I guess I caught the blogmas bug.
Christmas day used to be that day where my mom will match our outfits, the girls wore the same thing and the boys wore the same thing, and off we matched to church on Christmas morning. Christmas has never been a travelling season in my home, and I loved it because it was mostly family time, everyone was home, a few friends would come over and y’all know all those August visitors who’ll just show up from 3000 years ago, they came for the Nigerian jollof. I think I always enjoy Christmas Eve a lot better than Christmas day itself and I think that’s because everyone stays up till 12 just to scream ” MERRY CHRISTMAS!!,” and my mom is cooking, everyone is helping out in anyway they can, Christmas music playing in the background or the sound of a movie my siblings are making us watch. I always preferred frying the chicken 😂 for obvious reasons, anything ‘frying’ is my department, you can always count on me to get the job done.
I want my childhood Christmas back because I don’t have to deal with yearly Christmas broadcast messages, oh my goodness! If you’re planning on sending out a whatsapp BC on 25th December 2017, please repent! Trust me, people would appreciate a simple “Merry Christmas” more than your automated BC. Once again I’m reminded of how loved I am by God, I am reminded of how I’m blessed with the greatest gift on earth “Salvation.” I’m happy that we get to do Christmas every year, what a great way to end the year, thank you Jesus.
But do I really want my childhood Christmas back? Lol I’m not sure about that, if I wanted anything back, it would be the new cloths, shoes and bags but for my 23 year old self. I can’t wait to spend this holiday with family, eat great food, sleep and see the friends I haven’t seen in a long time.
Hey, what’s that thing you miss the most about your Christmas childhood or do you want it all back? Leave your comments below!
Merry Christmas in advance guys,