I made myself a promise about tonight, and I was bound and determined to keep it.
This morning, before I left for work and the kids headed off to school, I told them that tonight, we would snuggle up on the couch and watch a Christmas move, drink hot cocoa and have a snack.
It’s been a hectic week. One of those weeks. Both hubs and I were incredibly busy at work, there was at least one holiday party that had to be attended, there was an overabundance of homework, and there was an incident in which a green crayon and a purple crayon went through the washer AND the dryer in the pocket of a certain someone’s school uniform. With a full load of both kids’ school uniforms.
One of those weeks.
A good deal of housekeeping also went by the wayside.
The kids’ rooms weren’t in great shape…
|The Aflac duck is standing guard, apparently. Too bad he couldn’t protect Coco the monkey from this unfortunate Caterpillar trackhoe incident.|
So yeah, I could have done a lot of other things on this Friday night. But we stuck to the plan.
Christmas PJs, Home Alone, Charlie Brown, lots of blankets and a few stuffed animals.
And I took it easy on myself. Instant cocoa. Mini marshmallows. Instead of whipping up actual whipped cream, Redi-whip in a can. (The generic store brand actually.) Instead of trying to bake a batch of homemade cookies, I bought donuts. Yes, donuts. Three kinds.
And I finally got to use my Christmas china.
Wishing you this kind of holiday happiness,