I sent out this email this morning:
Cost of Christmas Kitchen: $110
Cost of screwdriver: $12
Cost of driving to cardboard recycling with all the boxes: $3
Sense of Accomplishment and Anticipation at seeing her face: Priceless
Merry Christmas, Loved Ones.
Received the following email from Best Friend Kathryn:
Look on Anna and Andrew’s face when they opened board games— mildly curious.
Look on Anna and Andrew’s face when they opened the 3house extravaganza with tunnels and balls— wow mom–look at this dad!
Look on Anna and Andrew’s face when they opened chapstick—priceless!
Sent her this response:
When Christmas morning is allowed to just unfold at a slow, leisurely, “I can play with this until I’m ready to move on” pace, it is lovely.
Truly, this morning, it was me encouraging the children to wake up.
Zoe woke coughing at 6, wanted to snuggle back to sleep. I refrained from reminding her it was Christmas morning.
Noa woke at 6:10, wanted to snuggle back to sleep. I refrained from reminding her it was Christmas morning.
Zachary padded in at 6:30, he asked if he could get up. I asked him if he wanted to open presents. 😉
Everyone woke up in good moods, ready to go.
No new snow here yet. Possible bad weather today, but it’s just overcast right now.
Enjoy the weather, whatever it is. I’m cleaning in preparation for John and Mary’s arrival sometime tomorrow. I do love a clean house.
And, FINALLY, hanging up pictures. Makes me feel like we could actually live in this house.
So many good reminders of the Joy of Christmas. The simple things, the time, the memories, that is what adds up to time well spent.