If I Could Go Back in Time
December 23, 2015 9:51am CST
I'm sitting here this morning feeling a wee bit melancholy I'm usually an upbeat person and maybe the constant dismal days and rain has put a damper (literally) on my cheery mood. I've been reminiscing about Christmas past and when my children were young and how much excitement and anticipation came with the holidays. Now my children are all grown, married and have their own families. They have their own Christmas traditions (some old and some new). But, every year they come to my house and we celebrate together and it's a huge crowd (23 of us). I enjoy having my whole family together but I find we've lost some of the traditions from previous years. I don't know if I've stopped doing a lot of things as I've gotten older or if there are so many of us now that it's difficult to keep the old traditions going. If I could go back in time I'd love to spend another Christmas when my children were young and get to feel all that joy and excitement of a Christmas morning.
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• United States
23 Dec 15
I didn't have kids so I have no clue what it must be like. However, life goes on and it goes on differently. Lives changes, people change, traditions change. My husband was used to a huge family gathering on Christmas Eve...big Italian dinner followed by tons of all kinds of food and gift up the wing-wang. this went on from 7 pm to well into the 3 am area of Christmas Day. We never stayed that long and now that we don't go - he doesn't miss it. It was a lot of 'put on' stuff...
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Dec 15
My daughter, her husband and the 4 boys they had at the time lived me with through 2 Christmases and it was as close to having my kids back as could be. I loved having them here to open their presents in the morning. It had the magic of Christmas.
23 Dec 15
I have no children, so I have not experienced Christmas with kids, but if I could go back in time, I would go back when I was teen and it was so wonderful to spend the Christmas holidays with my parents and my family. I miss those days.
24 Dec 15
I feel we change over time and markedly in ten years or so due to the different circumstances. With the march of technology people are changing faster and old traditions are no more like they were. I understand your feelings that resonate with me - siva