For the first time, in my entire life, I am done with Christmas shopping early! I’ve been done for a couple of weeks and I couldn’t be more proud! I’m going to be able to enjoy Christmas Eve rather than fight the crowds at the mall! Beerita’s here I come! I’ve decided egg nog is not worth the calorie intake – so I’m switching my Christmas drink to Margarita’s with half beer (hence beerita).
Brody really cracks me up sometimes… he didn’t want to go see Santa at the mall this year, because “he’s not the real Santa – so what’s the point?” Which led to “Well, he’s a representative of the real Santa and it’s nice to have a picture with him.” Which then progressed into, “Nah… I just don’t want to go.” Ok fine. I’m ok with NOT paying $54 for a Christmas photo with Santa – I’d rather take my own photos anyway!
Over the weekend we watched The Grinch with Jim Carrey (a tradition in my house) and will probably watch A Christmas Story on Friday. Last night the boys and I made paper snowflakes and had 2 video skype calls. I love SKYPE!! It was really cool to be able to see my mom, my neice and nephew with hints of my brother! Although the kids did spend an enormous time calling each other names and sticking their tongues out it turned out to be an awesome call!
Everyone at the house has been sick. I’m just starting to feel better (aka less snotty) and the boys are still dealing with mucous and coughing. Evan is the worst child when he is sick. I told my mom it was like having my dad, my brother and Michael (when they are sick) wrapped up into one little body. I know he doesn’t mean to be cranky, but yesterday he cried for 30 minutes over a piece of paper I threw in the garbage. I finally told him he wasn’t allowed to talk to me about the paper. Then… 20 minutes later he said “I really cared about that paper!” and started to cry again. sigh… It’s times like this when I really appreciate children’s cold medicine! I feel bad for him. As a side note… Evan’s bottom tooth has been hurting and Brody said “you know what’s coming right? it’s gonna fall out!” which made Evan very excited! I told him he’s on his way to becoming a toothless wonder!
Needless to say, the boys are super excited about Christmas. I can’t wait to see their smiling little faces when they open their presents! Happy Holidays everyone!