Christmas thoughts

by DaniGirl on December 24, 2007 · 5 comments

in Life, the Universe and Everything

It’s Christmas Eve, early in the morning. Today will be a chaotic day from end to end, and I’m almost reluctant to launch myself into it, knowing when the dust finally settles that Christmas will be more or less over.

The boys and I are taking the bus downtown to my work (an adventure in itself, their first ride on public transit!) and Beloved will join us later for the office children’s Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa himself. I have to make one last stop at the Rideau Centre, which promises even more chaos. Then home for an afternoon visit from my entire side of the family – fourteen or more of us, crammed into my little townhouse! – which will meander its way into our traditional Christmas Eve gift exchange after dinner.

I’m so lucky to be at the centre of this family. I remember the Christmases when my brother and I were young adults, and there were no children racing through the house on Christmas Eve. Though it was always wonderful to be with my family, the extra joy of my two kids, plus my brother’s two, plus my cousin’s six year old, will fill the house with the kind of blissfully crazy energy that only kids hepped up on Christmas overload can generate.

I hope to cram in one more post before Christmas, but just in case I don’t get around to it — Happy Christmas (or just Happy Tuesday, if that’s your preference) to all of you, and your families. May happy chaos be the order of the day!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne December 24, 2007 at 8:55 am

Merry Christmas, Dani!

2 yvonne December 24, 2007 at 10:14 am

hey, Dani. I am looking into smugglers notch for a family vacation this summer, completely based on your experience. Any suggestions on how to get a good deal?

3 Trixie December 24, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Merry Christmas! Sorry to miss the chance for well wishes as we wrapped up the kids’ party this morning. Hope your packed house is joyous madness and that you find some silent nights during the holidays as well ….

(oooh, my code is ‘Super Health’. The cosmos are hinting at smart resolutions already…)

4 suze December 24, 2007 at 11:49 pm

Merry Christmas Dani! Have a lovely holiday 🙂

5 Batman December 26, 2007 at 4:10 pm

Happy holidays!

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