This year I finally did something I've been meaning to do for years. At the beginning of the month Will and I wrapped up all of our Christmas books and set them under the tree in the boys room. Each night we open one book and read it together by the light of the tree. Last night we read "The Mole Family Christmas" a favorite from my childhood and another chapter of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" which we opened a few days ago. Now instead of dreading the chaos of the boys bedtime I look forward to the quiet magic of sitting by a lit tree in a dark room.