Tonight we went to the annual Geneva Christmas Walk.
It was SO COLD!
But this event only comes one night a year…and it is tradition!
[I’m usually not a fan of doing anything purely for the sake of tradition – but I suppose the Christmas season is an exception.]
So we bundled up the kids….
[And I mean bundled. Jo could barely move under all the layers.]
…and we headed to downtown Geneva to do the Christmas Walk thing – which is really just an excuse for most people to shop at the local shops and eat at the local restaurants. We don’t do any shopping though. We wade through the sea of people to countdown to the lighting of the big tree in front of city hall and we stand in unbelievably long lines for half an ounce of melted chocolate and a piece of freshly pulled candy cane.
For those three small things, it took one hour and forty five minutes.
We must be insane. This is what Christmas does to us.
But it was cool to watch them make candy canes in the Graham’s shop window and to eat them just after they were made – still warm!
And there were carolers on the street corners, and a living nativity, and Christmas lights on the trees, and Christmas music being blasted in the streets… all good Christmas cheer type of stuff that I love.
Last year, we waited forever to take the kids to see Santa, but after a potty emergency and all of us losing feeling in our faces and all of our digits, we decided to skip Santa this year and hightail it outta there! [We literally ran most of the way back to the car.]
I think next year we’re going to skip it unless it’s above 20°…maybe 30°.
Brrrr…I’m going to go sit by the fire and try to thaw…