My mom stayed the night last night, but she just left, so I can now say that we have officially survived the extended family portion of Christmas. It was…a lot. Ultimately, however, I’m glad we got to see so many people, and work on rebuilding relationships. Our kids have obviously been craving these connections, so I’ll do my part to give them the family structure they crave. Not gonna lie though, it’s not really my cup of tea; two days in a row like that was particularly strenuous.
So now what? It’s Christmas Eve. Yay! Freya is already with her mom for the day. Jackson will be going to his dad’s house this afternoon. Dave and I will spend the evening gloriously alone, and we will pick the kids up bright and early tomorrow morning.
I’m excited to dig into a few of our Christmas Eve traditions, and maybe add some new things into the mix, but first I’m going to cuddle up on the couch with my Kindle and relax.