Normally we would have garland or Christmas stockings and lights strung along the railing by now. We do manage our fair share of "family time," its just that we spend it at the rink! Getting all 4 of us in the same place and near the same time is crazy hard for us these days. So we have delayed our Christmas decorating a bit.
One day in the future those jerseys will be replaced with decorations. It'll be picture perfect- with blinking lights, adorned tables and walls, and Christmas hanging from the rafters. And I'll be wistful and nostalgic for the days when the boys used my staircase railings to hang their freshly laundered jerseys to dry.
I'm taking time today, an ordinary Wednesday, to notice the bounty all around- especially clean hockey jerseys hanging from my railings.