Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Santa Ponders
Santa Ponders by ~BreakTheDay at DeviantArt.com


I've grocery shopped, wrapped, baked, cooked, wrapped more, cooked more, stuffed and hung the stockings, and now I am completely, absolutely, utterly exhausted. Hopefully, I'll have time to make some Christmas blog visits tomorrow night after the family is gone. VERY small gathering this year. No out-of-towners and only part of the locals.

I miss the nights when Santa would set their stuffed stockings in front of their bedroom doors while they were sleeping so that Mom and Dad could catch a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning. I do NOT miss the nights when presents couldn't appear until the troops were well and truly sound asleep. Although, sometimes Santa showed up before Mom and Dad were asleep when he had gifts that couldn't be assembled until they were at our house. I do NOT miss assembly at 3 in the morning.

I miss the magic and awe in their faces Christmas morning. I look at them now and can tell that they are missing it, too. Do any of us EVER get over missing that magic?

Although we did have a bit of a Christmas Miracle at our house today, and I've got pics to prove it! All four of my demon spawn angelic progeny were laughing and working together to decorate gingerbread men and women.

May Peace, Joy, and Love enter hearts around the world tonight and every night.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas sweetie. :)

MB (Leah) said...

Merry Christmas Bev!-- I'm sure the recipients of all your hard work are enjoying it immensely. Have a great day and relax. :D

Bev(QB) said...

And a belated Happy Holiday wish for both of you!