I’m working today, teaching tonight, working tomorrow, kids have a half-day so they’re home, then Saturday is Christmas Eve – I’m singing/Guilding at 3 church services.
Which means, things undone? They aren’t getting done before Christmas.
The only really-truly task that must happen is wrapping presents. There’s The Morning to do, and then we leave right away for Ohio, so I’ll need to pack the presents for travel.
The only task I really-truly wish had happened is gifts *from* the boys to others. It’s hard. Isaac isn’t yet in that social awareness (autism!) and Kai is, but is too young to motivate it himself. So, even though getting our couple gifts to everyone seems overwhelming enough, I’m also technically responsible for those two rugrats of mine.
And this year – nothing.
I don’t want my boys growing up thinking they only get, not give. I want them to learn the joy of giving, of watching someone open the gift you made for them.
Next year, I guess.
Tasks I haven’t yet given up on:
– wrapping presents (because I gotta).
– baking the Happy Birthday Jesus cake (because it’s a box mix and is super easy and can be done with kids at home).
– baking candied cherry almond nest cookies (because I can do it with Kai tomorrow afternoon).
– watching Holiday Inn/White Christmas/Bishop’s Wife – because I can do that when I wrap presents.
So there’s that.