We’ve pretty much cleared the house of all that excess food and now I’m wondering if W would notice if I start spiriting Christmas decorations one by one back to the basement.
He truly enjoys all the accoutrements of the holiday, while as soon as the last gift is ripped open, I’m ready to get out the big plastic bins and start packing up. For me, December 15th’s festive is December 26th’s clutter.
while his previous home was obviously Victorian, bursting with knick knacks and patterns and fringe. This isn’t news, however; I’ve written about this before.Keepers versus Throwers
Our holiday included the challenge of divining the rules of the game of Risk with the 13 year old (still without complete success), fixing a jammed Nerf crossbow for the 11 year-old, and much coloring with the 6 year-old in his new dragon-filled coloring book. (I’d forgotten how soothing coloring can be, especially if, like me, you have no artistic ability whatsoever. This explains the wild popularity this year of adult coloring books.)
Our family’s 2015 has included an engagement, followed by a bride, a bar mitzvah, and a baby. 2016 should be just as exciting, extending our footprint all the way to Florida,followed by a trip down the Danube, and a long-anticipated wedding. Hard to say what I’m looking forward to the most.