We're still drinking our coffee "holiday style," right? At least until the kids are back in school?
How did the holidays go for you, or are they still going on? My family celebrates on Christmas Eve (I don't know if that comes from the Dutch ancestry or from the long line of ministers/farmers or from a combination of both), so we've already had The Day of Presents/Celebration followed by The Day of Playing With Presents, and now we are on The Day of Flopping Around Feeling Cabin-Feverish.
I never quite caught the holiday spirit this year, but that's okay. Things were nice anyway, and I managed to do the things I wanted to do to make sure the children still had enough Christmas. I found it motivating to think things like, "They can't do Christmas for themselves; it's something you need to do for them, like buying their clothes and making their meals." I ended up doing MORE Christmas things this year, because I had to actively think about it.
Gingerbread houses (made out of graham crackers) (two separate stations because aaaacccckkkk so many children reaching):
Christmas cookies (gingerbread men purchased from grocery bakery, circles sliced from roll of Pillsbury cookie dough) (maximum three kids at a time, because otherwise aaaaackkk):
Tree-decorating (which turned out to make things EASIER for me):
I'm pleased with how things went, and looking forward to the new year. The annual calendar post is up at Milk and Cookies, and also a Christmas loot report.
How about you? Are you pleased with how things went?
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