I love the holiday season. For me, the stretch of time between the Friday after Thanksgiving (nope, not a minute earlier) and New Year's Day is stuffed full of food, friends, plus birthday cake for me and my husband. It's truly the most wonderful time of the year, and it gets even more wonderful if you get to spend it with a baby. A baby makes the holiday season even better— yes, such a thing is even possible — and the combination of new baby magic with the magical feeling of the holidays is seriously an amazing thing to experience.
Babies are so special, with their adorable little faces, their eyes full of light and love, and their total lack of worldly experience (and accompanying been-there-done-that jadedness). Their innocence, plus the generosity and cheer of the holidays, just makes the whole season even more joyous. That, and it's usually too cold to want to leave your house, so having a baby is the perfect excuse to not have to leave your house if people are trying to make you come to holiday events you don't want to go to.
The following are just a few ways a baby makes the holidays even better, though I could seriously list several days’ worth of additional reasons. Here's wishing you and your baby a happy holiday season. If you celebrate Christmas, may your babies and pets not team up to knock over your Christmas tree. If you celebrate Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa, may your little ones keep their distance from the candles. And no matter what you celebrate, may your children not grow up to hate you too much for plastering their hilarious (but potentially embarrassing to a future pre-teen) holiday photos all over social media.