So, what did you get for Christmas? I'm not talking gifts....I'm talking memories, experiences.
For our holidays, I experienced....
...the excitement of a five-year-old in waiting for Santa! Though he had to be ROUSED from his bed at 8am, the first sleepy question that we got was "Did Santa come?" Once he heard the answer he was alllll about jumping out of bed and checking out the scene. But...roused? I still find that hard to believe. But it's true.
......the "whatever" factor of an almost-two year old. Sean, teething still, wasn't really interested in much of it. Once you open one gift, he's interested in just that. So his gifts got opened slowly as the day went on. Plus, there's really no such thing as "into it" until breakfast has been consumed.
.....the power of overwhelming a kid. Gift-opening, playing with lots of new things, getting dressed up, running around, skyping with Grandmom and Grandpop, more gifts, visits from Nana and Papa, dinner, no nap, lots of cookies.... They get so excited, and it's a little hard to keep them going. There were some tears and tantrums, but all in all it was a great day. Gentle words and understanding went a long way yesterday!
......that my husband, though I already knew this, cooks a MEAN roast. Lord, I love roast beef and mashed potatoes.
........that if some things don't get done, you don't miss them. I insisted that we had to bake up the sugar cookies on Christmas morning so that we could decorate them as a family event. It was a lot of fun the previous year, frosting them before dinner as a way to keep Will occupied. Anddd....we forgot to do them, after all that baking. Oh well. Something to do tomorrow when I'm home with the boys!
Hope your holidays were fun and full of memories. :)