Why Christmas can be such a blur is beyond me. Perhaps it was too many nights in a row of staying up waaaay too late and not sleeping in my own, extra large, comfy, squishy, best-in-the-entire-world bed! I'm almost cranky but not quite this morning since I am still out of coffee filters. I have no idea why there are still no filters left in the pantry when there were at least zero there when I left town last week.
Back to my weekend...my wonderful dad and I loaded up the old F-150 yesterday. I loaded up all the kiddos (I think) and began the trek home-- just me and the kiddos. Dh had to work on Christmas and then he got strep with 102 fever to boot! Poor guy...it can be really lonely being him sometimes, especially on Christmas.
The drive wasn't too bad considering the baby took a 1.5 hour nap right before we left the house; 45 minutes into the drive my 6yo yells Mommy, my stomach really hurts!; and then we had to make another very long pit-stop for him (I'll spare y'all the details). But the kids were pretty good, my cell phone stayed charged for most of the trip before it completely died on me, and I got to hear the boys squeal and giggle while they watched the 1960 version of Swiss Family Robinson on the portable DVD player. They are currently outside trying to build their own tiger trap like they did in the movie. And they've been talking excitedly about pirates and blowing things up all morning...that's good, right?!
They got quite a load of gifts over the weekend. We spent Saturday with Dh's mom's side of the family and then Saturday night was spent with my side of the family. Since I have 3 sisters and a brother...each getting the kids at least one gift a piece...times 3 kids...that equals a ton of great stuff! This is in addition to the grandparents and great-grandma's! Currently, it's all sitting in a couple of plastic bins downstairs. Mean mommy that I am, have banned the boys from playing with them until I can sort through their current stash of toys to make room for the new stash. So I will soon be venturing to Wal-mart to find some things to help me organize all of this...I'm thinking a few plastic bins and a small cabinet with doors on it.
Speaking of toys, my older sis Coco thought I said The baby will love anything Elmo! Maybe I said that...but surely I must've said Get the baby anything BUT Elmo! Yes the baby loves his new Shout Elmo...but I on the other hand...
By the way, two of my wimpy sisters did not want to play Mad Gab. I know it's because they would've actually had to put a little effort into it and would most likely have gotten whooped at it! So we settled down with the 1988 version of Outburst! My memory of current events and people in 1988 is not so good-- but it made for a very funny game. My brother, sister-in-law and I also kicked butt on Cranium...yup, weeeeeee are the chaaampions!!!
And on that note, I shall end this post. I must get organizing so the kids can have their loot before I am deemed worst mommy of the year!