Christmas got this for me as a joke

Christmas is a great time to spend with family and friends. With great traditions, decorations, music, old Christmas films, and of course the food: It’s a fantastic time all together. However, I’ve got to admit that it’s a long time since I’ve been in proper Christmas spirit. And that is something that I have missed so terribly. The excitement leading up to Christmas has faded, and I just haven’t been looking forward to it like I used to. The Christmas lights doesn’t shine as bright anymore. Christmas just doesn’t feel as magical as it did when I was younger. I guess as we’re getting older, we all start to see Christmas a different way.If I’m honest, I never really thought I would experience that same magical feeling again. Turns out I was wrong, and I am so grateful for that!The magic happened when I woke up on Christmas morning to find a LEGO Speed Champions building set in my stocking. I think my parents – no sorry, I mean Santa – got this for me as a joke after I showed interest in those giant LEGO technic sets. But the thing is, it wasn’t just a joke for me after all. Very much to my own surprise, I found myself being very excited!As I started building, I realised that LEGO still has the same sense of fun it had when I was a kid. It’s just something about those small pieces. The satisfaction of putting them together, and watch as the bricks transform into anything you could possibly imagine. It’s fantastic!Even my father, who tried his best to hide his excitement, couldn’t help but pay close attention, and even helped to look for the right bits. He kept telling me over and over that it was my gift, and that he wouldn’t interfere, but it only took a minute or two before he excitedly joined in again. He doesn’t want to admit it, but I know he enjoyed it just as much as I did.As we sat there by the kitchen table, building the LEGO McLaren, I really felt like a kid again. The time simply flew by, and as the last pieces were put together, I realised I was a bit disappointed. Not by the experience, or the outcome, but because it was over.That magical feeling that I had missed so terribly came back, and even though it wasn’t necessarily for the same reasons as when I was a child, it made Christmas just as good as back then. Who would’ve thought, that what initially was meant to be small joke, could turn out to be such a wonderful bliss?