I am a firm believer that the main focus of the holidays should be spending time with family. My hubby and I spend a lot of time together as we always do the shopping together. We spend a little less time with the kids because they can’t go with us. To make up for that loss of time we each do things with the kids on our own.
This weekend I wanted to finish up the shopping so Friday the hubs and I finished up with the kids. Saturday I took my daughter with me to run errands and finish up. She went with me to get my nails done and of course got hers painted and festive, to pick up the popcorn that we sold as a fundraiser for her dance team, switch her phone over and then to the mall. As you can imagine the mall was crazy this close to Christmas. We still had fun and made the best of the craziness.
As fun as all of this was it still didn’t quite feel like the holidays are right around the corner. The warmer weather that we have been having makes it hard to get in the spirit. Running errands in just a sweatshirt in December just doesn’t feel right.
With the craziness of our weather has come a lot of fog. When we started this morning it was really foggy. My daughter mentioned that it was a little creepy to walk to school in the mornings in the fog. We then drove past a cemetery shrouded in fog. She looks over at me with a smirk. “Mom, here is the scary movie moment. Is someone going to jump out at us?”
As a writer it was a very proud mom moment. I loved that her mind is creative enough to instantly come up with something to go along with the fog. It also gave me an idea for one of my upcoming books. As I will take inspiration from anywhere it is always very special to get it from my kids.
My daughter has always had a very active imagination so maybe she will follow in my steps and write. I know that whatever she does with her life, as she is only 12 and has plenty of time to figure it out, it will be creative. As she is figuring it out she can continue to inspire me to follow my dreams and create the worlds that my characters live in. Between her and my son I have plenty of ideas that they inspire to keep me going for quite a while.
Until next week, keep your eyes open and find your inspiration wherever it comes from.