Christmas Holidays as a parent is very tiring. There is all that shopping to do and hiding the gifts. When you are finally ready to wrap them, you have to be a ninja! My child has gift wrapping radars and seems to know that I am up to something. He could be sound a sleep but the moment the wrapping paper comes out, wham! He is awake. I was smart this year. I brought all that shit to my mother's place and wrapped it all there! Take that you sneaky bugger!
I made supper on Christmas Eve this year and I think it was a smart move because the next day was hell. My supper was excellent, I even used the good dishes (they used to belong to my grandmother) and my table looked nice, unlike Thanksgiving!
We even put out cookies and egg nog for Santa. The eggnog had a little bit of cognac inside to keep us sane. Philip also left out carrots for the reindeer.
My little boy woke us up at 4:30am Christmas morning. He was permitted to open the little gifts under his tree and inside his stocking. I thought I was clever by putting things that could keep him occupied but I was so wrong. Every time he retrieved something from his stocking, he would run into our room and announce what he got! He also got candy from Hargoyle, which we permitted him to eat (anything goes on Christmas) so the kid was bouncing off the walls. We gave up by 5:30am. Coffee was my best friend. It was even better than regular morning coffee since we spiked it with cognac! No wonder parents get liquored up over the Holidays! Drinking keeps you sane!
The highlight of my day was the Indominos Rex dinosaur robot toy my son got. This dinosaur is from the new Jurassic Park movie that came out last summer. It is really cool. It has sensors and can follow your hand movement. When his eyes turn red, he is in "attack" mode and will charge at you. Be careful it bites (not really hard, but still) The robot has the same movements as the dinosaur in the movie, which is really neat. I know I was pretty scared. Whenever the robot would go in "attack mode", both Philip and I would run away from it. At one point, we nearly knocked over the Christmas tree! It is a cool toy and I think we play with it more than Philip does!
|poor Pippin doesn't realize it's in attack mode!|
We are busy visiting family this weekend and I am pretty Christmassed out. I am actually looking forward to New Years for some R&R. In all this madness, I still have not found the time to go see the new Star Wars movie! I am pretty pissed off about that! BAHUMBUG!