I swear this is my last Christmas related post. I am ready for a new year. Hopefully one that does not involve surgery or hospitals of any kind...2008 did me in on that front.
I managed to pull down all the Christmas decorations and pack them back up in their tubs. The only thing that needs to come down now is the exterior lighting. The funny thing is, we're still cracking into Christmas presents, despite the fact that Christmas has been over for 5 days now.
I take no responsibility for this. I blame it entirely on Grammy Claus and Grampy Claus who hauled in a mind boggling number of gifts on Christmas afternoon. You know, a few hours after we finished opening the Christmas morning pile. I'm trying not to think about the enormous disparity between the volume of cash spent on us for Christmas, and the amount we spent on these shady holiday characters. It's depressing. I guess the tables will be turned when we have our own grandchildren/adult children to spoil. Of course we are grateful for their generosity.
Needless to say, our cup is overflowing. Daniel is working today, and the kids and I are spending yet another day having fun and being less than productive due to all our new toys...day 6. We played with baby toys, then set up and played the Scooby Doo and the Haunted House game (a surprisingly fun game, I wasn't so sure when I bought it that it would be any better than "Mousetrap" from my youth, which was a piece of junk). We had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on homemade bread and fruit for lunch, and put the babies down for their naps. I'd like to say I did something really productive during naptime, but I didn't. B&J and I decided to break out Mario Party 8 for the Wii and pop some popcorn. We had fun, J won. She loves to win. She's got her Grammy & Nana's gaming spirit, and told me in a maniacal voice that she hoped I landed in a pitfall to ensure her victory. Lovely.
It's too bad Daniel is at work missing out on the fun. He only worked Mon/Tues last week, and Mon/Tues this week. He could have taken off, but has things to accomplish which would have made taking vacation days useless as I know him well enough to know he would be wasting the vacation days while spending his time at home working on work. We have a fun family outing planned for tomorrow. We really do need to get out of the house, all we've been doing is playing at home for a week. Time to get back out into the world.