Christmas last year just wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. I don't know why, I don't exactly remember. I think there was a lot of stress going on and stress and Christmas just don't always go together to create a jolly experience.
I didn't even get out the Christmas music. And we barely had a tree up.
This year, there's minimal decorations up but they're pretty. Sparkly. And blue. I like my color theme of blue and silver.
This year I've played Christmas music...but I've avoided the sleepy kind. You know the ones I mean. Perry Como. Andy Williams. *yawn*
This year I'm actually excited to join in the fun with the kids.
This week, we're on half-day school days. Which is not as easy as it sounds. Lots of excitement in the air.
I've been telling the kids since the Professor will be home on Friday, he'd be able to teach. They all groaned. They're all counting down to Christmas day. We've rarely opened gifts on Christmas day...mostly because of extenuating circumstances.
One year it was an ice storm.
One year it was family coming.
They haven't noticed the trend and I'm not going to point it out to them. I think it'll be fun to continue to tell them that we'll have school on Friday and then suddenly announce, "Present time!"
*rubs hands in anticipation*
It's going to be a blast.
And I'll get to be the good cop for once.