Confession: After Robert woke up from his nap this afternoon and ate some candy from his stocking, I asked him to finish his last Christmas card.
Yes, I know today is Christmas.
- No more Christmas cards! Please!
Robert was so close to having them done last Sunday. So close! He was down to two more to go when we had to leave to make it on time to a Christmas program at church. Robert would have agreed to pretty much anything since I was actually taking him to church instead of making him watch it on television.
He agreed to finish them in the car (big mistake and my apologies to cousin Adam if Robert’s handwriting is a bit difficult to read – bumpy roads combined with my driving aren’t very conducive to easy writing in the car).
We got to the church before he could finish the second one so it stayed in my purse until Robert came over again this weekend. Even I didn’t think it would be okay for him to finish the last one during the church program (plus, the lights were out most of the time . . .).
So, yes, on Christmas, Robert finished his last card. I actually may have him do a few more just to get a head start on next year! (Okay, I kid).
I am grateful the cards are finished but I’m also grateful for a Christmas season filled with love, happiness, family and friends. There has been so much laughter with our daughter who helped with the Christmas lights and assisted with shopping. I am grateful for our other daughter for being a wiz in the kitchen and supplying us with delicious treats (and giving me a reason to join a gym in 2012!). Both are busy with work and school and their own friends but find the time to be with family. Our son seems to have turned a new leaf since he realizes he’ll be leaving for boot camp in five weeks and is (gasp) actually fun to be around (and seems to be more on board with making good decisions). Hubby and I have been enjoying working as a team in our usual Christmas roles (I shop; he wraps – we do make a great team!) and Robert hasn’t been in the hospital for quite some time due to illness or falls (knock on wood).
I am grateful Hubby’s family, Robert and all the kids joined us today for a Christmas morning filled with laughter and way too many breakfast treats. Other Brother and his family are visiting tomorrow so the Christmas fun and treats will continue for another day.
(I definitely need to join a gym or invest in more sweat pants.)
I hope your Christmas was as delightful as ours. Just one word of advice: take it from me, you may want to get started on your Christmas cards tomorrow…