Megan Again: Christmas Break
By Megan Wirts
Here we are smack dab in the middle of Christmas break. The last gifts have been unwrapped and the leftovers have all been eaten. The anticipation and excitement of Christmas Day has passed and now we can wind down before everyone must go back to school and work.
Some of you may still be visiting family or have guests of your own. Others may take this time to go to Disney World or anywhere warmer than Michigan. We are doing none of those things. The four of us will be spending our Christmas break cooped up inside our house driving each other nuts, otherwise known as spending quality time with each other.
I have to say...
...that we had a wonderful Christmas. We spent time with friends and family, ate until we couldn’t eat anymore and laughed as much as humanly possible. My daughter said that this Christmas filled her heart with so much joy that she was certain her heart was going to burst. As cheesy as it sounds it really was a perfect Hallmark type of Christmas.
Watching all those movies really did pay off.
We spent all of Christmas Day in our pajamas, eating candy and playing with our new toys. I didn’t even bother with cleaning up the mess of wrapping paper all over the house, I just let it be. I took two naps that day and ate my weight in chocolate covered strawberries.
It was a great success.
Then, it was over. Promptly on December 26, the decorations went back into the boxes and the tree went out the door. I was ready to have my house back and the clutter to be gone. I needed space to breathe again. Plus, that tree was dropping more needles than my cats shed fur and my cats shed a crap ton of fur! Needles were getting in my hair, in my clothes and in my feet! I was done with that tree.
I was met with protests from the small people when I told them of my plan to un-Christmas the house, but they could tell from the wild look in my eyes that Mama meant business. Today was the day and now was the time. A few hours and lots of whining later, the job was done. The needles were vacuumed up and the tree was long gone. Finally, I could relax.
I was just about to settle into watch a movie and drink a cup of coffee, when I heard the most dreaded two words a mother could hear during Christmas Break…..
“WHAAAAAT!?!? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?!?!” I said to my “bored” child.
“Didn’t you just get piles of gifts from your father and I, your grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles, and SANTA!!! How can you possibly be bored??!!”
“Okay, okay…I’m not bored. Geesh, Mom, calm down,” said my now “not bored” and still living child as he skulked away to his room with all of his shiny new toys.
“That’s what I thought," I said as I sipped my coffee from my fancy new coffee mug, “That’s exactly what I thought.”
I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season as well. That you find ample time to breathe, kick back and relax a bit.
And that none of your children find themselves to be bored during Christmas break either.
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