Muse: Wake up! Wake up! It’s Christmas! Come on!
Alright. I’m up! You’re a little spunky today….
Muse: I’m so excited! I got so many presents! I’m gonna open them all and it’s gonna be fun! Yay!
I’m kind of excited too, but this is a little early….
Muse: I know! But I couldn’t wait! Tee hee!
Muse: ….It was the remnants again. But really, I’m excited about Christmas. Tee hee….
You said it again. It’s not the remnants of that bad idea. Get out of her, now!
Muse: What are you talking about? Do you think that the Dark Muse is inside me? I’m fine!
No you’re not. Get out of her now, or I will assure you that you will be gone for good.
Muse: Fine! You’re no fun! Can’t I even visit my home for Christmas? I wanted to be home for the holidays. Tee hee!
That Muse is NOT a home.
Muse: Well, it is to me so NYAH!
Stop sassing back and get out of her. It’s Christmas and I want her to enjoy it.
Dark Muse: Fine! Fine! I’m out of her! Okay? Can’t even be in my own home for Christmas! *sob* *sob*
You wretched idea! Why would you need to be in my Muse when you have the dark clone of yours to control?
Muse: Huh….What….It’s YOU! Get lost! Now! NOOOOOOOW!!!! *lets out an ear piercing scream while slapping the Dark Muse in the side*
Dark Muse: *sob* Stop! Stop! I only wanted to visit my home for Christmas. Okay? Stop being a meanie! And I’m not a stupid little idea anymore! You meanies killed me and now I’m in this new body!
Spare me the tears. Just leave us alone. Alright?
Muse: You can say that again! Leave….us…..ALONE!
Dark Muse: Ow! OW! Stop hitting me! I only wanted to visit my home! Why do you have to be so mean? It’s Christmas, and I do my best to be a good girl on this day!
Muse: Well, you deserve a spanking! You’re five – the perfect age to receive one! Come here….
Let me handle this. You wait in the other room, okay?
Muse: Okay. Let me know when she’s gone….
*Muse enters adjacent room*
Now you said that you wanted to be a good girl?
Dark Muse: *sob* Yes! Yes! I’m always a good girl on Christmas! Santa won’t give me any gifts if I’m bad….All he’ll give me is a lump of coal. And I hate coal! *sniff*
Well, can you get out of here, then? My Muse does not like you, and neither do I. But because it’s Christmas, I will try to hear you out on what you have to tell me. You wanna be a good girl? Get as far away from here as you can! And don’t come back!
Dark Muse: Well, I got to visit home for one day and it was fun while it lasted. And because it’s Christmas, I’ll be a good girl. Merry Christmas! Bye bye! Tee hee….
Merry Christmas to you, too! Don’t come back!
Dark Muse: Don’t worry. I’ll be back. Just not today. Tee hee! Merry Christmas! Tee hee!
There. Now we’ll….
Muse: Is she gone?
Yes. You can come out now.
Muse: Let’s start over.
What? This entry? Okay. We’ll start over from the beginning….
Once again, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. This is, without a doubt, my most favorite holiday. Christmas morning. Now it may be early, but I’m up and ready to open my presents. My parents may still be sleeping, but I’m excited. If it’s any part of me that has never grown up, it’s the part of me that acts four on Christmas morning.
Muse: For me, that just happened. But I want to experience the positive side of that this time.
Quick question. What can you last remember?
Muse: It was the night before Christmas Eve and I fell asleep in my bed. That was the last thing that I can remember.
She had me fooled, if she was inside of you the whole day! Anyway, let’s move on to Christmas. Are you excited?
Muse: I’m very excited. Part of me wants to squeal with excitement, but I will spare you that since I don’t want to wake up your parents. I’ll do it quietly instead. *whispering* Yaaaay!!!!
I can see that one part of you hasn’t grown up either.
Muse: Who EVER grows up on Christmas morning? When I wake up on this day, I feel like I’m five again. Adulthood can wait for one day, can’t it?
It can. And I see that you’re cozy with your footie pajamas…..
Muse: I am, and I’m not taking them off. They feel comfortable and they keep me warm. You’ve worn them before so you should know, right? In fact….
That’s enough. We don’t need to discuss what we wear to bed.
Muse: We do. This is a JOURNAL and anything like this is fair game…..
Fair enough. Getting back to what you said. Adulthood can wait on Christmas. Whatever memories I have had when I was younger, they all return on this day. Now this may differ for some people. But for most, they can feel some aspect of their childhood calling back….
Muse: Yes. And some people fight it and repress it. They try to hide it, but this is unhealthy. Everyone. If you feel excited on this day, don’t hesitate to let it out. Listen to your memories and set them free. Remember your youth, and how fun Christmas was for you. Your memories only want to remind you of this. Listen to them and recapture the moment. Take a step back in time. Christmas only comes once a year!
I totally agree. But remember. There is another side of Christmas. A side that some people don’t pay attention to. Christmas is not about presents and Santa Claus. It’s about the birth of Jesus Christ.
Muse: Yes. I also look at the Advent Season when I celebrate this time of year. We need to know why we give these gifts.
And we do. What can we give to God what he doesn’t already have? All we can give to him is ourselves. And while we can’t give anything else to him, we give gifts to others to show our love and appreciation for them.
Muse: I also think of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. It’s the only special where we hear the true meaning of Christmas.
Yes. Linus quotes the Christmas story found in Luke. Matthew refers to the Wise Men delivering gifts to the baby Jesus.
Muse: What were these gifts for, anyway? I understand the symbolic meaning behind them. I believe they were used to pay for the trip to Egypt.
It probably was, for they had to flee from Herod, since he issued orders to kill every firstborn male baby. Jesus is the reason for the season. He was born to be the perfect sacrifice. To bear the sins of humanity so that we may live.
Muse: It must have been a heavy burden to bear all that.
It was. Today is indeed a joyful day.
Muse: Should we make him a birthday cake? I don’t know what frosting he would like!
I think he would be happy with any frosting.
Anyway, I want to wish everyone who is reading this Merry Christmas. Whether you celebrate one side, both, or don’t celebrate Christmas at all, understand that this is a very special day. Most importantly because Jesus was born on this day, both for you and for me. And from this day, many traditions have developed. The most popular one being the exchange of gifts.
The high today is going to be 26 degrees and the silver lining is celebrating the birth of Christ and the opening of presents. My parents are still not up. But when they are, it’s present opening time!
To all of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: Merry Christmas, Kyle! My company just arrived so I’ll see you later!