Funny how things change once they put that squirming little bundle of joy into your arms. Before becoming a mother, Kendra Wilkinson admits she was “selfish” about the holidays. Christmas for her was a time for perfecting her tan rather than singing carols or hanging ornaments with loved ones.
“I was saying, ‘Forget Christmas – let’s go to Hawaii. Let’s go to the beach. Let’s do something crazy, something non-traditional’,” the reality star told People during a charity event this week.
Her me-first attitude took a total 180 once she had her son with husband Hank Baskett. “But then I woke up and I realized that this was going to be baby Hank’s first year to really know what’s going on. It’s not really about me anymore – it’s about him.”
Now Kendra can’t wait to give her 2-year-old a Christmas like the ones she had growing up.
First up – buying “a Douglas fir tree – that’s the number-one tradition in my family,” she says. “Last year, we just had a little Charlie Brown tree.” And when they got their holiday greenery, little Hank IV was right there with his parents helping out.
Dad Hank is looking forward to creating unique memories for his son. “We did have the family traditions growing up, but she said it best the other day: ‘Let’s start our own,’” he told the magazine. “This is our first real Christmas and we’re starting those traditions now.”
But having a child isn’t the only thing that made the couple realize there’s no place like home for the holidays.
“This will be the first time we get to spend the holiday season together as a family in our brand-new home. That’s the best thing ever,” Kendra says. “We’re so appreciative, so thankful and so blessed to be able to celebrate Christmas in our beautiful home with our beautiful family.”
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]
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