Another awkward family Christmas photo. What does it say about your kid if he doesn’t trust Santa? Peter is keeping his eyes on him. He looks as if he’s thinking this Clause character isn’t to be trusted. Is everyone sitting around on their couches snacking on Christmas cookies and enjoying this relaxing time of year? Of course not! It has been super busy here and I am sure you are super busy there.
We have the usual Holiday madness but I decided to create extra mad arsed insanity this year with inviting 100 people over for our charity birthday party on 12.21.12 I had to skip a few things and cut myself some slack. I didn’t put out Santa and his reindeer. I have to run one cord to light each of them and I can’t have 100 people tripping and frankly I don’t want to deal with all of the putting up and taking down madness this year. I haven’t even baked one batch of cookies! I will, the day after the party. Because we do a little Christmas Eve tradition. I make the cookies and box them up for all the neighbors. Jim strings lights on the golf cart and we play Christmas music . We let the boys wear their pajamas and robes. They “sneak attack” sweet treats on our friends front porches. For the first time ever…NO CHRISTMAS CARDS with stories!
I am not kidding when I tell you I think I have sent my own Christmas cards since I was probably ten. How did I not turn into Martha Stewart, (minus the prison thing?) I am sending New Years Cards and I am not even starting them until December 22.
I am cutting myself some slack. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook I just can’t help but think that more time spent with the kids and helping others that are less fortunate than us is the most important things this year.
Is anyone else in less of a decorating mood this holiday season?
I did drag the 100 pound snowman that was love at first site down.
When I say “I” dragged that means I called my 24 year-old nephew.
Poor nephew has to hear me say the entire time, “Please be mindful of his cute carrot nose.”
He tolerates because I feed him.
Jim is not allowed to have any more shoulder surgeries so I can continue to buy more obnoxious and heavy Christmas decorations.