Between my and the Mister’s families, we celebrate just about as many days of Christmas as that really confusing song. I mean, seriously, who wants a partridge in a pear tree, or even seven swans a-swimming, for Christmas gifts? I wouldn’t even know how to return that schniz, and if my true love thinks a menagerie of pets is better than jewelry, or something I actually asked for, then I may or may not be forced to question the whole relationship. And don’t even get me started on those geese a-laying… they are growing exponentially as they are being gifted. Not cool.
Instead, my true love gave me a few things I asked for this year- a gym membership, and a staple gun. I gave my true love a DSi XL** so he would quit ganking mine, and a Dremel (which, secretly, is really for me). Way better than all those maids a milking, as I don’t even know where they would sleep and I’m not interested in cooking for ten-plus people every night.
This year was the first we had Boogie in tow as we made our holiday rounds. And though I fear she may never want to be kissed again, I am glad there are so many people who love her so much. She is a blessed little girl.
In between kisses and squeezes she also got a gaggle of gifts, and I am relieved to report that the overstimulating toys I expected would be crowding her play room post-holidays were keep to a bare minimum (thankfully she only received one gift that could likely be seizure and parental psychosis inducing).
This year we were excited to host both Christmas Eve for the in-laws and a post Christmas brunch for my side of the family. Having two events at our humble abode made for a lot of cooking and table setting, but we actually ended up getting to spend more time at our own house this year. Rock.
We made it through though, with all of our limbs in tact, and only 5 lbs worse for wear. It turned out to be a great first Christmas for Boogie, and at Chez Meiners Part Duex. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, too!
**Disclosure: Johnny Law requires I disclose that as a Nintendo brand advocate I received both of our DSi XL’s from Nintendo for free. Which totally means we did have to dip too far into our geek-out fund this Christmas. Epic.