Joe and I were watching The Namesake when we realized that it was barely 9pm and every single one of our children was in bed!!! LOL Santa was able to come and go at a reasonable hour this year! Though we did leave a note NOT to wake up the mama or the daddy before 6!
About 3:30 am Joe hears the television going. 4 of the 5 are watching cartoons, grinning from ear to ear and counting the seconds until the chaos of unwrapping might begin!!!! At 6 am the daddy and I appeared at the top of the stairs. All 5 of the children shouted Merry Christmas! And, after taking a short break to make the traditional Mimosas EVERYONE dug in!
I think it was a particularly successful Christmas, because we only bought things we KNEW they wanted, instead of just spending money for the sake of spending money. We had a wonderful breakfast and everyone enjoyed their new things. Everyone laughed a lot and ate a lot and we had a wonderful, wonderful day.
The books and movies are some I've enjoyed the last few days. I thought maybe you might too. I lovely sappy movies, but didn't think I'd enjoy the holiday, but I really did! I hate romance novels, but always love Maeve Binchy's writing. The Namesake is about a boy who's Indian born Bengali parents come to America and raise an American boy who tries too hard to push away his heritage and then, perhaps, tries too hard to embrace it. I thought it was very good...but then I am fascinated Indian culture. The other books are "homey" books that I got from the library and have loved reading.
Hoping your holidays are as relaxing and enjoyable as ours are! God bless!