Head to family get together and watch J unwrap a super cool wooden semi. Handmade by the very same Uncle who made the Advent Spiral.
Clean and organize around the house. Get rid of loads of stuff (How can there be more to get rid of? We do this every year it seems and yet each time we do it we find more). Play with boxes which really is more fun than cleaning anyway. Take a van load (well…packed around the carseats so it’s probably less than that) to Goodwill. Chuckle at the worker’s surprise as you remove one box after another. Again…where was it all hiding?
Be thankful that both J and L enjoy their new sister. Watch in amazement as L “reads” her favorite book, “Mommies Say Shhh” to her sister complete with the animal sounds (and keeps her occupied with you take a shower). Marvel at all the words she has learned in the past few weeks and months.
Two days later…send Hubby back to work which really does bring the holiday season to an end. It’s hard to believe that a couple of months have gone by or more importantly that the four weeks of Hubby’s paternity leave have as well.