"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
Dorothy Allen

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Eve- Rousseau style

I wanted to write a quick note about our Christmas Eve, because I want to remember.  Here are some highlights:
  • I managed to get all my shopping done by 1130 in the morning.  And I was working.  :) 
  • Sawyer, terrified of Santa, has decided that she will not accept any presents from him.
  • Sawyer, in a compromise, has decided to agree that a magical Christmas pony is coming to our house tonight, and leaving presents.
  • Sebastian, after being threatened, bribed and completely coerced, agreed to leave pineapple squares and apple cider for Santa.
  • For the magical Christmas pony and/or Rudolph, Sebastian decided against carrots, celery or even a banana.  He decided that what they really wanted to eat was chicken fingers.  So that's what we left.
  • In my last minute scramble to find Christmas pyjamas for Sebastian, I compromised with a pair of small ladies pjs.  They are just red, with snowflakes on them, so who cares?
  • Said pyjamas are remarkably large on him.  Huge in fact.  Ridiculously so.
  • Even though we have run out of bags and wrapping paper, Geoff and I managed to get it all wrapped and done.
  • Both kids, before going to bed, put out their treats, gathered around the computer to track Santa's progress on the NORAD website, and then blew a kiss to the screen and said good night to Santa (aka magic Christmas pony.) 
  • Both of them were asleep by 930.  A record for Christmas eve.
This was a good day.  Christmas is going to be great.

A million blessings to all of you,
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for Noel.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, mine was an overall disappointment....I can hardly wait to tell you. But sadly, I cannot blog about it. :(