Hmmmm... Christmas Eve at my house...
9 am: Sweetly told my kids to get up because I needed some help (my back is still hurting).
11 am: Told my kids to get up in a matter of fact way. Tried not to get upset because it was Christmas Eve. Told myself that when they finally did get up they would feel guilty for ignoring me and do what I wanted them to joyfully.
11:20 am: Daughter got up and started helping me.
12 noon: Told my son to get up again.
1 pm: Tried to call my husband but couldn't get him.
1:20 pm: I jumped up and down and banged on my son's wall before I slammed my bedroom door.
1:25 pm: Husband called and I told him son wouldn't get out of bed. And then heard him downstairs... he must have hopped up and ran down there the second he heard the phone ring. Talked to his Dad for 5 seconds and did what he was supposed to. Which annoyed me greatly.
8 pm: Christmas Eve service... My husband slept on my right while my son on my left mutilated his candle. I think he was carving a baby Jesus out of it. At least that is what I hope that thing was.
All in all it turned out to be a nice night. We watched a movie, had a fire going and ate Christmas goodies.
Christmas day started early because Benny is a morning dog. He's a morning dog all day long. He's joyful. He's energetic. He bounds around and doesn't care if I am holding a hot cup of coffee. I try to be mad at him. I try to be mad at him every morning. But... he's just so darn happy!
We had guests for dinner and had a wonderful time.
I won't mention the wee little iddy biddy meltdown I might have had about an hour before they got here... You know how it goes. That it's getting down to the wire and you are not quite sure you are going to be able to get everything together the way you want... and no one will keep helping until things are done type meltdown. Nope. Not gonna mention it.
Today Chai Tea flew home and we spent the day with her. We all went out to eat and to see Marley and Me, which was awesome.
Okay... so, someone please tell me... why is Christmas break from school so long? I'd also like to know how my kids can sleep so much. I was not like that. I've always been more of a morning person. When I went through my growth spurt I would take a nap after school and then go to bed right after dinner... but I still got up in the morning easily. I don't get it. It irritates me no end. I think the teen years must really be so Moms can survive her little birdies flying away... in fact, this Mama is having fantasies about an empty nest.