Now back to opening presents, just the four of us, this weekend. As in tomorrow. December 18th. Gah. That's early.
You see, we have a tradition that we began several years ago.
(Gratuitious adorable princess shot - this is my Goddaughter, Rachel, showing off her princess dress from yours truly. The dress, the curls, the cute, it's too much)
We spend Christmas with both of our extended families. The cousins, the siblings, the fun. We really wouldn't have it any other way. But being greedy and all, we like to also have Christmas, with just the four of us. A day of playing. Together. Unlike any other day the rest of the year because there is no work, no homework, no cooking, no cleaning, no everyday run of the mill take up our time kind of things. Just time together.
This year, the kids are in school until Dec 22. My dad's birthday is on Dec 23. Then it's Christmas Eve. So, given that Sunday is Jack's piano recital, Saturday it is. Early, most definitely but also entirely necessary for this family that likes to spend time together. It isn't at all about the presents even though the kids will tell you it. It is about playing with the new toys or games together. If pressed they will agree. They are still kids living in this capitalist word after all.
Over and out.