Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas is Over

I don't know whether to be relieved or sad. I woke up this morning, more rested than I've been in weeks, yet still exhausted. I had gone to bed with big plans of cleaning and organizing toys today, but all I really want to do is lay around in bed and pretend it's still a holiday. I can't believe it's really over. And I guess I'm not sad. It just feels, I don't know, weird. Maybe because this is the first time ever I've been in my own house the day after Christmas. We came home from Oklahoma on Christmas Eve. Now, that day, I was sad. Avery and I were NOT ready to come home. We wanted to be home, but only if we could load everyone up in the car and bring them with us. It felt lonely to be leaving everyone just as Christmas began. And we were starting the long drive home to an empty house. I think it was safe to say that Avery and I both were in need of some extra loving that day. We waited until the last possible minute to leave Oklahoma and then, we sat in the backseat together and had a good cry. She told me "Momma, I just need a cry," and I said "Me too, baby," so we cried together for a bit and then sang Christmas songs and got excited for Santa.
And once we got home, all the tears and sadness went completely away.
We put out the reindeer food that Auntie Em gave us.














We put out cookies and milk for Santa. Oops, no cookies because we've been out of town. And no milk because we aren't sure if it's good or not. The out of town thing again. Surely an old package of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls won't hurt our chances of scoring on the gifts. At least it's something, right? And hey, at least we moved the fireplace screen so Santa wouldn't get stuck in the fireplace. We tried, ok?









Turns out, Santa likes Swiss Cake Rolls. He ate all but one bite. And he didn't seem to mind not having milk to wash it down. He brought lots of presents. And it was a mess. We ate candy, played with toys and whined over broken toys, missing parts, and sharing all day long.

I made a big Christmas dinner for just our little family and it was
delicious. We have tons of leftovers, which I plan to indulge in as many times
as I want to today.
Ok, it's official. I'm relieved that it's over. We had a wonderful time and
there will be more posts to follow of our fun in Oklahoma, but for now, I'm
going to go eat leftover turkey and try to sift through a week's worth of
laundry. Happy Day After! :)

1 comment:

Erin said...

I love Avery's jailhouse rocks pajama outfit. :)