This was the first New Year's Eve my son managed to stay awake until midnight.
Since he had never been a part of the festivities before, he didn't quite understand why we were all at his grandparents' house wearing silly hats and holding bubbly drinks.
We explained it to him by saying that when a new calendar year begins, it is kind of like the Earth having a birthday - just like how he celebrates his birthday every year.
He took a couple seconds to ponder this idea, then said quietly, "So instead of the Earth getting presents, it gets joy."
Yes, sweet pie, that's exactly right.