And now, finally, after almost three long
Sounds exhausting, doesn't it?! It gets better: we shop year-round for Christmas in this household, and yet manage to never wrap anything 'til Christmas Eve! So, assuming the kids ever even go to sleep tonight, Mick and I have a full night ahead of us wrapping and putting everything out. And I might sound like I am complaining, and the truth is that I am completely exhausted as I sit here and type this (listening to the kids playing in the hallway, even though I tucked them into bed). But I know -- because it happens every year -- that once the kids are asleep and we get to work, the magic I've been missing for three weeks will fill my heart and it really, finally, will be Christmas ... just a little late.
Merry Christmas, everybody!
p.s. I can't help it, but I have Christmas at Our House by Lou Monte in my head. Can you hear it? It's Christmas at our house, the door is open wide ... It's Christmas at our house, don't knock! Just come inside!
p.p.s My paragraph about three long weeks wasn't meant to say we didn't enjoy our trip; just that it is long, and a long time to be away from home. And we're thankful to have these "problems," I assure you, but we are also thankful to be home.