I feel like I should be posting a Christmas card with our smiling faces and matching red sweaters, but my kids have been hiding from the camera and FringeMan doesn’t like sweaters.
This has been a big year and it’s not even over yet. First we survived the end of the world and now Christmas. I suspect a few parents will want the world to end when they get their credit card bills in the mail.
Here on the Fringe, we’re still in full-on party mode, meaning we still have Christmas cookies left. I’m pretty sure my organs turned into butter three cookies ago, but I can’t bring myself to stop eating just one more.
Christmas Eve my children feigned sleepiness. In their defense, they did look exhausted, so even though I knew in my motherly heart it was a bad idea, I let them go to sleep early.
Grandma says they woke her up in the middle of the night and caused some chaos. I think it was all dreamed up drama, because I didn’t hear a sound.
There’s something to be said for deep sleeping.
We had a slight toy crisis on Christmas morning. My son wanted a Nintendo 64, you know…an old-fashioned game…the kind they had back in the olden days before flat-screened TV’s.
Thankfully a friend and her family were willing to part with their game system, controllers, and a whole box of games (just the ones my son wanted), so I bought used from a trusted source. I hadn’t anticipated any problems, until we actually tried to play a game.
We consulted YouTube, begged for help on facebook, and read a thousand Google instructions. Nothing worked.
Thankfully some friends saved the day and brought an old television over. Problem solved.
I think we need more cookies!
Hope you all enjoyed a blessed Christmas.
Tomorrow I’ll be showing you a fabulous hand-made gift for the word-lover in your life, and I may even be able to talk FringeBoy into recording an instructional video on “How to Make Christmas Trees out of Books.”
Fun times ahead.
What was your/your children’s favorite gift?