Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore loved Christmas as children, but now that they’re the parents of children themselves, the experience is a little different.
For Thomas, the shift has been slight. “You know, growing up, waiting for Christmas felt like you were sitting there waiting for six years,” he says through his record label. “And now that we have kids I do think that that like that little anxious feeling of ‘God it’s gonna take me forever to fall asleep tonight’ is [coming] back because we know that that’s what [daughters] Willa and Ada are thinking about.”
Things are a little crazier for Justin, who has three young daughters and a newborn son. “It’s a crap shoot each and every year,” he explains. “I mean, a two-year-old takes it totally different than a three-year-old and a six-year-old and a seven-year-old. So each year it’s fun to see that, too, because you never know. They may be completely great about it and happy, or they may just lose their mind. So you just never know with our bunch.”
Follow the families’ Christmas shenanigans on Twitter here (Thomas) and here (Justin).
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.