HOO BOY, you guys. Christmas is just so much sometimes, you know? It was lovely, it really was, but today I'm in my second pair of pajamas of the day because I just couldn't muster up the energy to get dressed AGAIN. My husband is a lucky, lucky man.
It's weird when I realize that right now, this year, we're right in the midst of some great childhood moments. Bub was exactly the perfect age for Christmas this year. He's kind of resisted in the past, but he bought into everything from our elf, to his advent calendar. His Christmas morning performance was Oscar-worthy and I just smiled like a fool through every moment. The kids were seriously spoiled to this point where they each still had a pile of unopened presents to dig through this morning. It used to really bug me that they had so much beyond what we had given them. I thought that it kind of diminished what we were doing for them ourselves, but I've gotten over that. It's fun when other people love your kids as much as you do, and their love spills over in the form of blinking plastic things.
Truth be told, we were all spoiled this year, although it was possibly me who should be embarrassed by the generosity of my family. My husband bought me a new iPad, which is a giant move for the man who still uses a stone age cell phone for himself, and he picked up on the 9000 hints I dropped about wanting Hunter rain boots. Unfortunately for him I took him seriously when he said that we should tone down Christmas this year after a rather spendy 2012. Sorry, honey. I'll get you next year.
I'm always a bit blue when Christmas is over, but there's no reason I can't keep doing the things that make it feel special. I'm making cinnamon rolls to gift for the new year rather than Christmas this year, and I've got a playroom organization project percolating in my mind. Perhaps it's a bit sad that I'm looking forward to that, but LOOK OUT Target. Your buckets and bins are on my list.
(I never officially announced this year, but the winner of the Minted giveaway was comment #4, Elizabeth.)