We are pretty well done for Christmas. The last remaining gift to arrive is a kid’s pogo stick from Amazon.com and that should be here on Monday.
Oliver has been fixated on a pogo stick since the fall. He has big plans for it and wants to pogo to the cabin, down the stairs, and even around town. The problem is that he isn’t heavy enough to bounced a pogo stick and is actually quite terrified of one when Jordon showed him one at Toys R Us. We thought that would the end of it but on the way out of the parking lot, he expressed confidence that Santa and his elves would find a way to work things out.
I was willing to let it go and just let Oliver’s hopes and dreams be crushed this Christmas but Jordon was surfing Amazon one night, he saw this one and ordered it. It’s cheaper than a real pogo stick and yet fulfills Oliver’s need to pogo all over the place (we hope). If not, we will just toss Santa under the bus.
In the past I was overwhelmed at Christmas but a combination of medication that seems to be working and Jordon’s organizational help, Christmas has been quite easy this year. We started planning and shopping back in September so we were able to get what we needed early and since then have just been picking up some small stuff.
We do plan to have a Christmas party just before Christmas. I am working on recipes as I write this which should be fun. As for Christmas itself, we are heading out to Lee & Brittany’s Christmas Eve to have a traditional Christmas meal of lasagna before exchanging gifts. On Christmas Day we will be alone but plan to have a big breakfast and an actual Christmas meal with ham, turkey, and the trimmings. In between the eating we will spend a lot of time hanging out with the boys. Jordon bought Mark a Magic Igloo Maker so I assume we will spending part of Christmas day hanging out in an igloo. Mark is out making it now. We also plan to get some skating in, take some winter photographs, and watch some movies over the holiday week.
There isn’t that much to do between now and then. My work doesn’t have a Christmas party as most of the long term staff are long gone. Jordon’s Christmas party is on the 21st but other than that, we don’t have a lot going on which is a big change from when Jordon worked at the Salvation Army.
Well however it works out, I am looking forward to the holidays this season. It should be a nice one.