A teacher revealed what kids love most about Christmas

13 Mar 2019 03:15

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<p>A teacher (and mum) has taken to Instagram with a timely reminder to parents about what matters most during this festive season. Her words are quickly going viral … for very good reason.</p>
<h2>Keep. It. Simple.</h2>
<p>While you ‘d be forgiven for thinking that ticking off the most important items on your child’s Christmas list is the sure-fire way to their heart, this experienced educator&nbsp;says&nbsp;nothing could be further from the truth.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Don’t panic, though, because the key to festive success – and long-lasting memories – is within easy reach and <em>doesn’t</em> involve trudging down to the shopping mall or maxing&nbsp;out your&nbsp;credit cards.</p>
<p class="p1 “Dear parents at Christmas,” Instagrammer AndGreenAndBlue posted. “I know at this time of year there is pressure to create a perfect magical Christmas. I know that you want to give them the magic of Santa and ensure he brings the best gifts and sometimes that means a bit of stress for you, but I’m writing to tell you a secret.&nbsp;I’m writing to tell you that every January when your child comes back to school they tell me all about the Christmas holidays …”&nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;hr/&gt;&lt;p class=" p1="" <strong="">&nbsp; Read more about Christmas:</p>
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<h2 class="p1 The little things are the big things&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt;This brilliant teacher went on to describe a few of the&nbsp;little moments that mean so much to the children she looks after, and notes that simply being together during the holiday season is a highlight that pops up over and over again.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=" p1="" “they="" tell="" me="" about="" the="" days="" when="" everyone="" stayed="" indoors="" and="" watched="" tv,”="" she="" wrote.="" walk="" in="" freezing="" cold="" to="" get="" a="" mcdonald’s.="" they="" staying="" at="" grandma’s="" then="" being="" excited="" you="" came="" back="" from="" work.="" how="" let="" them="" snuggle="" your="" bed.”<=""> <p class="p1 ‘They tell me how you played cards and took them swimming one day and forgot their towel. They tell me about a visit to a friend’s on New Year’s Eve and how they stayed up to midnight. They tell me how they loved staying in their PJ’s some days and a trip out another day.”&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=" p1="" while="" there’s="" no="" doubt="" kids="" appreciate="" their="" presents,="" they="" a="" few="" other="" things="" much,="" much="" more.<=""> </p><p class="p1 “They [do] mention their gifts,” Instagrammer AndGreenAndBlue explained, “but for them Christmas is you and your love and time and routines … and feeling safe. &lt;em&gt;You&lt;/em&gt; are their favourite thing!’&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote class=" instagram-media"="" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqvJ1MtlT26/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12" readability="-3.7566539923954 &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;h2 class=" p1="" the="" gift="" of="" …="" you!<="" 2=""> </p><p class="p1 Commenters on the post were touched, relieved … and in total agreement.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=" p1="" “this="" is="" so="" lovely!”="" one="" parent="" wrote.="" “makes="" me="" think.="" i="" remember="" freezing="" walks="" with="" my="" late="" nan="" and="" playing="" trivial="" pursuit="" where="" uncle="" would="" always="" cheat="" funnily="" enough="" barely="" any="" of="" the="" presents="" had!”<=""> </p><p class="p1 “Totally agree,” another said. “I only remember the family fun times NOT the presents. Bringing back fond memories.”&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p class=" p1="" “love="" this,="" such="" an="" important="" and="" true="" message,”="" someone="" else="" confirmed.<=""> </p></h2>

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