We spent the morning opening the rest of the presents from yesterday. We had a great time! It’s been another good lazy day here.
Well, except for all the running around the kids did with that basketball hoop. All day long what we heard from Professor was “Ball! Car? Ball! Car?” Such a boy.
Pirate discovered the cars his cousins gave him actually come apart and he spent the day ripping off the wheels and then bringing the pieces to me to put back together.
Butterfly spent most of the day dressing up her princesses, trying to keep the boys out of our fun new houses we have, and hording toys. I imagine this year was not as cool as last year when we got a bunch of toys and she had free rein to play with all of them. Still, a pretty cool Christmas.
PS- Yes, that is yet another pair of shoes for Juice. He got 3 pairs this year. Can you tell what he’s needed?!
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Shots from our day:
We did not get through all the presents this year. We’ll have to have 2nd Christmas tomorrow and hopefully open everything. Juice got new shoes and I got a pretty necklace. The kids got toys and more toys and are loving it. Hope your Christmas was a fun as ours!
Christmas 2009, presents
So I am 99% done with my Christmas gifts. I have one more to buy and that should be it! Juice and I were talking about what the kids are doing for their Christmas gifts to each other this year. I think I have several toys squirreled away. I’ll have Butterfly pick out which boy gets what, and I’ll pick for the boys to Butterfly. Do your kids do sibling presents? If so, what do you do?
Since I only had one sibling (hi Bro!), it was never a question who was giving who what. I always got a present from him. He always got a present from me. Done. I do remember buying these presents at the little present fair they had at the elementary school. Did anyone do that? We always were able to have an hour in the room with a bunch of trinkets to buy presents for our families. I only remember buying my mom a brooch there one year, nothing else. Bro, can you remember any of the gifts we gave each other? I have a headache and can’t think of any. I went through my baby book which has a short list of presents from my first Christmas till I was 8 years old. The only mention of presents from my brother was that 8 year old Christmas when he got me doll clothes. So maybe I should ask my mom…what did we do for sibling gifts, if any?
Juice says he remembers getting money to buy presents for everyone. They got twice as much money as their age. So if he was 5, he got $10. He remembers buying a gun for one of his brothers so that when they played together, his brother wouldn’t have to use his finger anymore. He also remembers buying tiny things for his siblings one year and a big present for himself with the left over money.
I was talking to my friend today about what her kids are doing for each other. Nothing. We kind of brainstormed ideas of things that don’t cost anything that they could give each other. A card with some drawings on it. An animal made out of paper and toilet paper tubes. Cut out cute snowflakes together. Make special cookies for each other. Give an old forgotten toy to a younger sibling that would like it.
We may do something like this next year. This year I just happened to get some amazing deals on a few toys in July and October and saved them.
So, what are your kids doing for each other for Christmas?
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A few words for everyone today.
Butterfly picked up all the toys after she dumped every single one of them out on the living room floor. She also pretended her big rainbow dolphin was her baby and Juice was still the daddy. I got to be Flower.
Pirate was trying to help Daddy by picking up an unopened glass bottle of milk and dropping it. It shattered and milk went everywhere. He got a small cut on his ankle and bled through his sock. There is now milk under our fridge and I imagine that’s going to smell really good soon.
Professor totally face planted on the sidewalk today and now has major road rash across his nose and forehead. He also said, “Sit! Soot! Now!” while Juice was vacuuming. Guess what we yell a lot when we are vacuuming?
Juice helped me wrap presents for a few hours this afternoon. The kids were sleeping (or in Butterfly’s case, pretending to sleep) and we got half of what is hidden in the house all wrapped and in one place. There are no presents under the tree for a reason. Can you guess two of them?
I just asked Juice what I should put about me today and he outlined my day with a lot of “tired.” peppered through out it. Seriously, I think I ran 3 errands today, wrapped a bunch of presents, make chicken stock, took care of hurt and crying kids, and was really tired. One thing I didn’t do was make any kind of food for anyone. We had lunch out and Juice made dinner (grilled cheese) so that was good.
Now, off to bed so maybe I can stop being so tired!
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