It Was One Week Before Christmas, and All Through the House…

….there was much anticipation, although they were not sure for what.

I started moving things in my living room around last night so that when DearDR buys a tree (tomorrow or Saturday he says), we have someplace to put it. Monkey was all like, “What are you doing, Mommy? Why are you moving that? Why are you moving that??”

Monkey seems to know that it will be Jesus’ birthday, and that Santa is coming. Surprisingly, she doesn’t ask me EVERY DAY if it is Christmas yet. There is still time.

Bun… well, it’s hard to tell what exactly Bun knows, although she always surprises me. Snowmen seem to catch her interest quicker than images of Santa. It think she may lose her little mind when we get the tree up and decorated. It’ll be her first one.

I still have a lot to do. This final weekend before Christmas I’ll be wrapping everything, shopping, baking cookies, making gifts for teachers, going to a Cookie Buffet, and decorating a tree.

I am excited to have Christmas Day with my children. I am looking forward to going to Mass — I love Christmas Mass — and then seeing how excited they get when they see their presents and start opening them.

I know that Santa comes to see many of you during the night before Christmas, but for some reason, Santa doesn’t come to our house until we go to church. I guess we’re close to last on the list!

This is what happened when I was a kid. We three children went out to the car with our mother. She got us settled in, and started the car. Then we sat. Inevitably one of us piped up from the back seat, “Where’s Daddy?” To which my mother would inevitably reply, “He’s shaving.” Finally my father would come out of the house, and we would head off to Mass.

When we got back home, walla! Santa would have visited, and there were piles of shiny presents under the tree for us.

I was about 7 before I finally figured out that Daddy wasn’t shaving.

I hope that Monkey and Bun’s suspension of disbelief holds out that long!

2 thoughts on “It Was One Week Before Christmas, and All Through the House…

  1. I’ve told Mr.T we had better get started on wrapping … I AM NOT staying up till 5am wrapping presents … nope nope nope.

    The girlys are so darn excited they’ll probably wake us up at 5:30am … I think it was close to that last year.

    AND UGH! This weekend – Crazy insane busy, especially Sunday, just shoot me! At sunday school we are having a birthday party for Jesus, and yeah … I’m like the star organizer and I have to get there early to decorate … and UGH, then rush rush rush to a Christmas party in Tarentum, then rush rush rush back home for the girlys school Christmas production. It’s all too much, and the girlys will be VERY crabby and tired. We will all be running like wildfire from 9 till 9. It’s too much!

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