Whewwww. . . itsâ€™ over. We started the day at the top of the stairs of our home, asking a series of questions (what is Christmas about? â€œJesusâ€ â€“ typical pkâ€™s response, — and whatâ€™s the best gift? â€“ â€œJesus.â€) They know the right answers, and they are showing signs of living those answers out.
Then they ran downstairs, and it started. You know what Iâ€™m talking about. The craziness! Christmas day was a whirlwind of wrapping paper and bows. Well, ok not a day, but at least a good 20 minutes.
The day settled down to me opening and assembling various childrenâ€™s gifts and making sure that no tiny parts went into the trash piles. Why do they have to put those twisty ties on everything?
The boys favorite gift this year was a star wars jedi light saber that cost us around $8 (when will we learn that the best is not always the most expensive?) Hannah-Graceâ€™s favorite gift was a Barbie princess island doll. I have started a tradition (last year) of giving her a dress up outfit, so I found a Barbie princess island dress that was her size. She wore it all day, and we had to fight her to take it off for bed. We also found a Barbie princess island dvd â€“ so she is set. The grandparents went crazy with gifts, but I wonâ€™t complain too much. I believe that if I were to ask them, they would say that thatâ€™s what grandparents do â€“ especially since we live so far away.
We called and were called by various family members around the country, and over all it was a wonderful day spent together.