Posted on | December 27, 2012 | 6 Comments
Whew! I don’t know about you but holiday cheer has left me exhausted!
We had a great Christmas although it did deviate from our expectations a bit (doesn’t it always happen that way though?). Tim and I had high hopes that this would be the year of some recognition of the excitement Christmas morning brings. Yeah…not so much. Sophia would have much rather watched “Blues Clues” then tear into any of the colorfully wrapped boxes. Looking back we probably should have acquiesced instead of trying to force the excitement by “oohing” and “ahhing” over everything. Oh well…she eventually showed some interest in her new toys but there weren’t any classic photo opportunities like last year.
We stayed in our pajamas for much longer than we probably should have considering we extended an open door policy to our family. We also hosted dinner for anyone who was interest and it was delicious! I made my very first roast goose! It’s a bit time intensive (four days of thawing and then drying the skin) but so worth it. I served cornbread stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, peas, and salad (provided by my mom). My mother-in-law contributed carrot cake for dessert which was the nail in my food coma coffin.
Now 48 hours post Christmas, I’m looking around the remains of my family room wondering where the hell I’m going to put all these toys and miniature pieces of furniture. Seriously, Sophia is one futon and a mini-fridge away from a studio apartment. She now has a (play) kitchen, mini-recliner, table & chairs, and a digit camera amongst a slew of other toys. We still have gifts to exchange with my mom and sister’s family this weekend…I’m afraid.
Normally I don’t attention whore all the gifts I was given but I do have to show you one. I think this solidifies Tim for “Husband of the Year 2012″. In my stocking I found Also Known As…the Wife pens. He had blog pens made so I can hand them out at conferences and similar blogging events. How awesome and thoughtful is he?
Our Christmas was as low key as I had hoped for and I definitely want to continue with the low key-ness and quiet family time next year.
How was your Christmas? Did your kids really get into the idea of Santa?