Follow Me #2Friday, December 24, 2010
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This week's question: What are you plans for this fabulous day?
I am hoping that I can make it through this entire day on a lifeline of Earl Grey tea. I stayed up too late wrapping presents for the children while they were sleeping. As soon as dawn cracked through the curtains, my oldest came running in, shouting, "I can't wait to sleep on the couch tonight to see if Santa comes!" Yay...but we could sleep now...right? Wrong.
Every Christmas Eve, my entire family crowds into my Grandmother's house. We play games, watch movies, tease each other...(really, there isn't words to describe the mayhem), we eat LOTS of food...
By evening, we crowd around Grandpa while he reads us the Christmas story from Luke. We all sniff back tears, loving the sound of his voice. At least the grown-ups do. The little ones are eying present, itching to lunge forward and rip the first one open. As soon as Grandpa snaps the Bible closed...it's present time.
At some point, I'll make it back to my own house. I'll help the kids put out their cookies and milk for Santa...and food for the reindeer. When they are tucked in and sound asleep (on the couch), husband and I will dump the cookies and reindeer food, replace it with a letter from Santa and a bell from the reindeer, slip presents under the tree and stuff stockings.
Then...we wait for the dawn. Again. ;)