Yesterday I was able to help spread some Christmas cheer. I was over to the Sussex Corner Elementary School and helped kids decorate the trees outside the front of the school. I was able to do this thanks in part to my municipal seat and the Village of Sussex Corner council all took part. It was a great way to demonstrate to kids that municipal council seats can be fun and exciting while also helping get the community into the Christmas mood.
I was also confronted with some parenting reality. Your kids grow up to fast...but my oldest isn't too old to hang out with his Dad :) When I showed up at the school I was able to go to his class and bring them out to the tree we were putting lights on. When I showed up in a Santa hat, which I have to admit, I thought might embarass him, he still ran up to me excitedly and gave me a big hug. I was all to happy to hug him back and holler at his classmates to get their boots and coats on. As I walked and chatted with him on the way outside, it hit me, "I don't have many of these moments left."
As his class mates slowly got bored of twisting bulbs, testing light sets, and passing lights up the ladder, they moved off to play in the playground. Seth though kept with it until the end. He worked with the adults and I was proud of him for wanting to hang with us silly hatted adults.
It was a good morning and I hope the kids had as much fun as I did. I encourage you to take a drive by SCES and take a look. It sure looks like Christmas at that school. Mrs. Demerchant and Mrs. Cummings and their staff deserve a big pat on the back for making it all happen
Merry Christmas to everyone over at SCES, kids, staff, and parents of all the students too.
I'll be going over some evening soon to snap a photo or two and I'll post them here when I do.