Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas morning...

I miss Christmas mornings...  I remember when the kids were small and would jump on our bed and attempt to wake us up at the crack of dawn.  We would always pretend to be asleep and moan and groan and that of course would encourage them to make more noise.  Then they would all run and get their stockings to open while we got hot tea and coffee and somewhat presentable ...

Then the chaos would begin...  Wrapping paper would be everywhere...kids screaming and shouting and gifts opened and thrown aside while more gifts were grabbed and opened.

I really miss those days.  Today the son got up, looked out the window and said "you're kidding me...right? It's snowing? I still have to do all my Christmas shopping".  So instead of sending him off in his car, we decided to drive him and his girlfriend to the next nearest town to shop.  Apparently she had left some shopping til the last minute also.. So we dropped them off at Walmart and went to Target...picked them up and took them to Target and we went to Petsmart and then picked them up from Target and came home. 

I spent all day cooking and chopping for tomorrow...and made that famous homemade spaghetti sauce.  I was going to make manicotti, but they decided they just wanted regular spaghetti...

Now all the cooking is done, wrapping is finished and we are sitting here watching Christmas Vacation with the Griswold's...

Tomorrow we will have to set the alarm as there are no small kids to jump into bed with us...   I still miss that...

Merry Christmas to you...
Nancy

13 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I agree with you Nancy. It seems like when you are in the middle of little children, those years seem like they will never end. But they do, and I miss it too.

Pokey said...

We are there, too. We have to look for other happy celebrations, like breakfast before presents, a quiet day, you know. .yes. I miss it too...

Bonnie said...

Oh I miss those days! They were so much fun. BTW I just got my first copy of the McCalls magazine. I really liked it. Thank you very much for giving it away. Merry Christmas

Wendy said...

Thank you for sharing the importance for me to soak up every minute I can right now with my 6 yr and 4 yr old DDs. I'm blessed and I don't want to miss it! Merry Christmas to you!

Lorraine said...

Time flys by so fast...one minute they are jumping on the bed at 5am.....the next thing I was clomping around the house trying to wake them up to open pressies...and now I have to wait until they travel here from somewhere else....but it was a fab time with them this morning....some things (like opening presents) never change. Christmas night here and Rose and I are pooped...it's been a big day...everyone has gone home to their respective houses and it's just us again.....so quiet.....I miss them all already! Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic new year....!

jean said...

Your Christmas mornings with young kids sound JUST like ours. It was so much fun!
Always enjoy your blog-have a MErry Christmas!

Tangos Treasures said...

Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Margie said...

This year was the first year with the granchildren all grown up. We've always had Christmas on Christmas Eve. When the grandchildren came along our oldest boy would always load them up in the truck and take them out in the country to a (their now famous) bridge and they would all get out and yell to the top of their little lungs to Santa that he could come now, they were ready. (Always wished I could have a vidio of that) Ohhh the look on their faces when they would come back to see that Santa had heard them. Well, last evening we didn't get to do this for the first time. It was kind of sad, but we did have a LOT of laughs and am so surpised this morning that my tummy doesn't hurt from all the laughing.
Everyone have a Merry One!!!

Trudi said...

Awe, here I am reading this on Christmas Day, my teenage kids restrained from the bed bouncing, however, they still broke into their stockings before they crawled out of their rooms :) Those younger days were so special. Hope you've had a wonderful special day today, ~Seasons Greetings to you and yours Nancy!

Denise :) said...

I miss them, too. Our Christmas morning was *so* quiet; and it got even quieter when my DH left to go on shift! Now I'm looking forward to seeing the magic of Christmas morning through the eyes of grandchildren! :)

Karen said...

I miss little ones too but I have a 23 year old daughter that is up early waking everyone up. So I guess it doesn't stop.

Karen in IN

Carolyn said...

I miss the chaos also :(

But even more I miss my 3 kids being in the same city at the same time. That's what I get for having a "global" family.

I can't wait to see the new photos and improvements to the new house!!!

Later - Carolyn

Stephanie said...

Nancy, Love your post and it brings back memories of my own! Happy New Year! Steph