What a good idea we had heading down to The Rotary Lights parade the day after Thanksgiving.
The rain/snow had held off – the temperature was mild, and the crowds were festive, the paraders bright and merry, and a definite sense of community was in the air.
Standing next to us were three families who had come down together to watch the parade. There had to have been seven children between 4-5 years of age and a few toddlers and a baby. They arrived about fifteen minutes before the parade began, excited with their candy bags in the ready
But when you’re eager for a parade to start, it can seem like it takes forever. But I was impressed. Instead of waiting for this row of young ones to break line and fall apart, their moms said “let’s sing”.
And sing they all did – Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, We wish you a Merry Christmas and others.
It was magical – because this was some serious singing – the children sang out along with their moms.
So hats off to these families who proactively brought cheer and delight to all those standing nearby – the moms who were on the ready and shared with their children the fun of singing together.
It definitely lit up the night!
But when you’re waiting for a parade to start,