It’s 10:00 pm on Christmas Eve, and I’m hoping the kids are about ready to wind down so that I can finish up my last few things before Christmas morning. I’m not doing any last minute sewing tonight, which is really nice!
Yesterday, my youngest and I made salt dough ornaments. Here he is painting them. There were lots of black ornaments such as the “black polar bear” he painted. We put on glittery sprinkles so that even the black looks festive!
I don’t know if it’s true, but I like to tell myself that there are very few people who really have one of those perfect Christmases where the kids are all perfectly behaved and easily entertained with toys while the grown ups relax and enjoy the holiday. Dinner goes off without a hitch, and the kids fall asleep on the way home from a peaceful church service and stay asleep until 8 am the next day. Stockings get filled while mom watches a late night Christmas movie–maybe Miracle on 34th Street. And then it’s lights out by midnight. It sounds pretty perfect, but that’s certainly never how it’s been for me since I’ve been a parent! Are your holidays perfect, or more like the “Christmas Vacation” type, like mine always seem to be?