Every year my kids (pictured above in their costumes from The Nutcracker) remind me that they want to pick presents for each other.
It’s Christmas Eve, about 9 am, and they just remembered they wanted to do that.
*yaaawn* That’s not boredom, it’s real-live sleepiness. I was up waaaaay to late last night watching The Hogfather. (If you are a fan of Tolkien, but not keen to Pratchett yet, you must run to Netflix and find The Color of Magic, asap! Oh…or I guess you could get the books, too.)
I’m not up to shopping mayhem, not now, and probably not later either, so this year, the girls are creating hand made gifts for each other. We are throwing around words like “repurpose,” “fabric markers,” and “Mommy can help me sew it!”
Call me crazy, but that sounds like way more fun than The Dollar Tree!
I wish you all the same amount of fun and love and joy on your Christmas that I am going to have, working with my kids today. And just in case you think I might be a bit sarcastic, I’m not! Christmas with grade school kids? Best ever. (A little sob just tempted me, thinking of my sisters and brothers in Newtown today. I can’t even imagine facing today and tomorrow without my babies.)
Cherish your family today, tomorrow, and always.
I leave you with this; it may be brand new, but it is now my favorite Christmas song of all time.
(Seriously, how could Fred and Carrie (Portlandia) be so awful to Sarah? If Sarah McGloughlin was my yard lady, I’d be super nice to her!)