Oh what an interesting holiday we had. Every year I have learned to keep a sense of humor and I had to laugh a little to keep my sanity going. This one was definitely for the books.
Its Getting Hot in Here, or Naw
So 2 days before Christmas I get up and I feel all kinds of cold. I thought let me turn the heat up only to find that after a few minutes the temperature dropped more. I immediately wake my husband and we discovered the ignitor was broken. We call over someone to take a look at it and now because of the holiday we have to wait a day for the part to come in. So thankfully we had some space heaters which are more like fans instead of the old school ones I grew up with to keep us warm. At first in my mind I’m like this is no big deal however it triggered a feeling of complete panic! I questioned if the part would come in or if we would spend the next few days cold. Now grant it; the temperature was 50 during the day and I’m grateful it happened during the warmer Winter days instead of the colder ones!
Christmas Stomach Bug Anyone?
There was and still is a stomach bug going around so please be aware. My son got it Saturday morning. My niece got it on Saturday night while we were doing Gingerbread houses. Someone in her daycare got it and it spread like flies. I just knew we would be in the clear. Back to my son who seemed to be over it after a few hours only for it to return Monday morning and this time with a vengeance. My daughters had it by Tuesday morning. So I couldn’t wrap gifts each night while taking care of sick kids. I prayed that no adults got it. My kids bounced back like nothing and I was concerned in bringing my kids to my sister in laws house but she reassured me that her kids already had something and would be fine.
After making cookie dough at 5 am the day before, making all food when I could separate my kids from the downstairs and re cleaning and sanitizing my home I was able to sit back and enjoy what was the holidays. My hope is always for my kids to have a great day. For them to remember what the season is all about and for them to just have time with family.
We went from this:
Paper everywhere, kids all over the place, and smiles all around! Even if it looks a total mess that’s what most houses look like on Christmas Day!
My kids got up around 7:30am! For kids that’s late. However I was happy as I went to bed at about 1am from doing laundry, cooking, wrapping and organizing! So parents definitely won!! After our own Christmas and a great Christmas breakfast we hopped on the road to visit with my siblings, parents and family.
My sister in love hosted the celebration this year and she did a great job! We played Cards against Humanity. A lot of fun to play and even more hilarious to play with your parents! That’s all I can say!
My sweet niece!
We also went to my grandparents house to see extended family. I had not been in a few years for Christmas. It was a great visit. I wasn’t expecting the kids to get things but they definitely were blessed!
Niece and cousin
To say that we had a great day is an understatement. We were able with technology see my grandma on my mom’s side instead of just talking to her. The kids were able to show her what they got. We were able to see she was okay and provided for. We saw my other set of grandparents and aunts. The kids had an amazing holiday. I’ll do my holiday recap video today or tomorrow!
I really do hope you all had a great day!!! Our family has a complete day! Luckily they were so tired we all slept in until about 10! That’s a Christmas miracle if ever there was one!!