Christmas Day

So far there’s been equal parts merriment and crankiness. Everyone was either up late suffering from the effects of the latest virus or waking up very early because they went to bed early and couldn’t sleep anymore.

Sleep deprivation + sickness + overexcited children = Recipe for Cranky Christmas Morning.

Still, we’re trying to just take it easy, relax and enjoy the morning and let the peace from yesterday evening before J’s fever spiked up scary high, stick with us.

The living room looks like a happy tornado blew through with wrapping paper everywhere and gifts perched on every surface. Vic is absorbed with his new Playmobil castle, Julien’s likewise absorbed with his new Leapster LMAX. He doesn’t really know how to use it yet, but he likes to hold Vic’s whlie the games run and in a couple of months he will be able to play the simplest games so it didn’t seem like a bad idea to ask Grandmere for one. Given his absorption, yeah, s’all good.

In a little while, we’ll head over to my folks’ place to hang out and open more presents there, have Christmas dinner and enjoy each other’s company. The bounty from Grandmere and her friends was much appreciated, but in the end what’s most important is being able to spend the uninterrupted time together.

I’m hoping for a nice relaxed afternoon with my family, good food and watching some of our favorite movies. Maybe we can do a Lord of the Rings marathon and drink ourselves silly. With hot cocoa.