On Christmas Eve I was ready to do a whole feel-good "it's such an exciting time of the year to be a mom"-type post, but now that I'm dealing with the aftermath of putting together 20 tons of stuff, 90000 new pieces and sounds, and the complete disaster that was my sparkling house just 3 days ago, I'm not so sure "exciting" is the word for it.
We had a great Christmas though. The last few days have gone by in a blur of Mario. Big Kid got a Nintendo DSi for Christmas, much to his surprise. When he opened it, he re-checked the tag and said, "This is from you guys? You bought it wif your work money? It's like $132, maybe more! I can't believe you did it!" He sat there in disbelief as we explained that we wanted him to have it, and finally, that I got an awesome deal on it. I keep threatening to ground him and take it...I really want my own.
We also got Super Mario Bros for the Wii and I love it. I have played for hours and have lost all feeling in the tip of one of my thumbs. Oh well. I feel like a kid again. I remember when Catfish and I would stay up all night and try to beat the various Mario games through the years. It's a nice distraction.
Mr. Ashley has the next week off and the extra help parenting and time together is all the gift I need. Plus it will be nice to have someone around to watch the kids while I defeat Bowser.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I'll be around this week, but don't expect too much (which is a pretty good premise to operate under regardless.)
I am so with you. My house was sparkling clean Xmas eve and the next morning it looked like my living room BARFED christmas. I even put a picture up on my blog.
Take your 2 kids and add three more, yep that was my house.
I wanted that Mario game. I knew I should have bought it. Instead I've had to watch David play Modern Warfare for the last three days. He's already finished it. You would think that means that he would stop. You would be wrong.
I leave the Wii for the kids - Daddy (moi) got a PS3 from Santa (I'm gonna hafta have a talk with Santa about her spendthrift ways) and so Daddy spent much of the last two days playing Tiger Woods Golf 10. And it is SO COOL!!! Anyway, I'm glad you had a nice Christmas and you just go right ahead and DO IT TO BOWSER!!
My house was sparkling too - emphasis on the "was"
My biceps are so sore from Wii Resort Sports Fencing. It is an obsession with me now.
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