Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Daily 2016 - Day 3

The Story of the Christmas Movie Bed

In December 2014 my sister, who was VERY pregnant and had a high risk pregnancy, was staying with us for the month.  The only 'bed' she felt comfortable sleeping in was a foam mattress that we set up on the floor in the living room.  This was the beginning of the The Christmas Movie Bed.  We usually watch a show or read a story before bed but that year Aiden was old enough to start watching Christmas Movies!  Each night leading up to Christmas we would lay on the foam mattress in the living room and watch a different Christmas Movie.  The mattress was already set up, so it was a natural place to watch from.

Enter December 2015.  We began setting up for Christmas, trimmed the tree, hung the lights, and were getting ready for our bedtime routine.  After getting our jammies on, Aiden asked if we were going to set up the bed to watch Christmas movies!  I hadn't realized he even remembered that.  It seemed a tradition had been born.

Enter November 2016.  We had a November snowfall, and as soon as the kids saw the snow they started thinking about Christmas.  The first thing Aiden asked me?  'Is it time to set up the bed in the living room and watch Christmas Movies Mommy?'.  Love this.  For now we will stick with the foam mattress on the floor, but I hope one day to switch to a pull-out couch.  This year I bought special bedding for The Christmas Movie Bed, and got the bed all set up while the kids were at school and daycare.  They came home and found it all set up and got so excited!  Love this festive addition to our Christmas season!

Tonight's Christmas Movie - Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas (Belles on Ice, Christmas: Impossible, & Christmas Maximus)

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

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