I am beyond exhausted and stressed and just D-O-N-E with work and really looking forward to Christmas break. But you know what’s getting me through? My kids. They are so beside themselves right now with Christmas excitement and it’s so fun to watch.
I wasn’t sure if Gabe would still be experiencing all the magic this year. I thought maybe he’d figure it all out and it wouldn’t be as fun. Not so. We finally got our Elf on the Shelf and he totally is into it. They all are. Matt and I have had so much fun with it. Our elf, Buddy, has been playing Monopoly with Pluto, Barry Bee and the Sock Monkey while we’re sleeping. He went #2 in the half bath and sat on the back of the toilet with his silly smile. He took a ride on our ceiling fan in the kitchen. He stole some of Olivia’s oreos and had himself some milk. I love watching the kids race downstairs in the morning to see who can find him first and what kind of craziness he’s up to.
The advent calendar has been a huge hit this year. I wasn’t sure if Gabe would still enjoy that either. One day they received coloring books and they all went wild. Phew. I wasn’t sure! They’ve enjoyed those little animals that grow out of capsules, temporary tattoos, crazy straws and it has made me so happy. I am so glad they’re not “too old” yet!!
Olivia and Matthew are enjoying it too…but I knew they would. I’m just so glad that Gabe’s still into it too. Guess who else is really experiencing the magic of the season? Me.