I do all right with all the hustle and bustle… That is, until the day after Christmas. Today, Eric teased me about being the “Grinch Who Took Back Christmas.” I must admit that while I was standing in a sea of wrapping paper and packaging, the thought did cross my mind.
I’m not such a scrooge, really… It’s just that… Well, you mommas understand don’t you? Most of the time, having four kiddos isn’t that much harder than having one or two. We’ve adjusted our lives so much that one or two more didn’t make too much difference. That rule doesn’t apply to the day after Christmas. You have to figure that if each child got just 5 toys and you multiply that by 4, then you have 20 gifts to un-package and put away. And let’s be honest… My kids did not just get 5 toys each. Try 10 or more…. You understand now, don’t you? I don’t begrudge them the toys and the joy. It’s just very overwhelming for a very tired momma.
So in an effort to lighten my mood and motivate me to actually make it a little way through the mess, here are some highlights from our Christmas.
The excitement was hard to take. At 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and 6:46 a.m….. Until we finally let them get out of bed at 7:00 a.m.
And one of my favorite moments…
(I think she liked it!)
I feel so much better now! It was a very Merry Christmas, indeed.