Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Calm Before the Storm

Calm...that's what I think our Christmases are right now. Christmas 2008 wasn't a flurry of excitement for AZ or WC because she was just 2 & 1/2 and he was only 10 months old. I was certainly hoping for more excitement for Christmas 2009. Here's what we got:

Christmas morning AZ wakes up and comes into our room. There's definitely nothing unusual there. After she's done going potty, I say to her, "Who came to our house last night?" Her response was, "Uma and Papa." Me: "Who else came to our house?" Her: "Uncle C, Aunt K, DG, and AL." I'm guessing we need to talk Santa up a little bit more next year.

After WC woke up, we all headed downstairs. There were no squeals of excitement from the kids. I think I was more excited for them to see Santa's gifts than they were. And of course, after they saw the awesome tool bench and tools, they didn't want to open anything else. I felt like it was a chore to get them to open presents this year. Of course they LOVE everything they got, and they are so darn cute playing with one another, but the magical excitement and happy squeals didn't happen this year.

And if the last couple of Christmases are the calm, bring on the storm. I'm ready!


  1. Hang in there, the older they get, the more hip they get to the whole 'Santa' thing.. Then you'll be posting about how hard it is to get them to go to sleep on Christmas Eve!!

    Merry Christmas!!


  2. haha! oh, that's too funny. this year, my kids got it, but last year was exactly like you described. it's so much fun when they get it!! even though they wake up at 4:30 in the morning. gah. merry christmas!! cheers to an awesome new year!!!

  3. Following from MBC! Hope you had a great Christmas.


  4. Oh how i felt the same. I almost was wishing I could rip all the presents opened for them... i won't lie i did help a little but i guess im waiting for the storm too. Maybe next year we'll have some luck

  5. We kind of had the same...except they knew the day was coming when they could open presents (mine are 3 and 5). It was better this year though.

    I'm following from the MBC. I'm at


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