Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Hugging Mistletoe

Another decorative item I enjoy putting up during this season is mistletoe. I don't do it every year, and had not planned on doing it this year until I saw it at the grocery store. I just had to have it, if you know what I mean!

When I taught kindergarten, the mistletoe would be one of the decorations I'd put up along with a little Christmas tree, home made stockings for each student, and paper chains that my class worked on together.

I explained to them the meaning behind the mistletoe and how mommies and daddies could kiss each other if they stood under it at the same time. I told them that there would be no kissing in the classroom, so I came up with the idea that if two of them were to walk under it at the same time, then they could give each other a hug. Some times when the kids would come back to the classroom after recess, I would see two of them realize that they had just walked under the mistletoe, then stop to give each other a hug. It was too cute!

Just thought you'd enjoy one of my favorite memories of Christmas....happy decorating (and don't forget the mistletoe this year!:)

1 comment:

Erin said...

Awwwww. So cute.