The tree is up and there are three gifts underneath. One for the family, one for Bryan and one for me. All purchased by me. I have my daughter's gift (singular) but it won't go under the tree until Christmas Eve because she's too nosy. My son wants $$ to enhance his tattoo. **sigh**
Christmas sure has changed.
All my Christmas cards have been mailed and I put a package in the mail to my parents yesterday.
I have a few more small things to pick up for my sister, brother-in-law and my two nieces.
Christmas really has changed.
There is less anticpation about the holiday and more feelings of obligation. Ain't that a trip?
I remember when I was a kid we went to bed before the sun went down on Christmas Eve and tossed and turned all night because our stomachs were in knots. It was exciting. Last year, I think my kids were up at 6:00 am. The year before that: 4:00 am. This year? I think they are going to sleep in.
Truth be told, I'm still kinda looking forward to it.