Thing C and Thing G go from our home here to their mom’s home this afternoon so we our had Christmas today. Well, they did and YBW and I opened some things, we’re saving some for tomorrow when it’s just we two. After we opened pressies we had breakfast with mimosas.
Everybody seems happy with their pressies…and I’m a little bit tipsy!
Christmas eve is also my beloved sister-in-law’s birthday. Even though I’m no longer married to her brother she and I will always be family. I miss the days when we would celebrate her birthday with delicious white birthday cake and Veuve Clicquot. We aren’t near enough to celebrate her birthday like that anymore, so we’ll just have to do it another time of year. I wish her every heart’s happiness today.
I feel sad that I’m not with my own two Things to celebrate Christmas. But I am happy because it’s my absolute favorite time of year.
I hope everyone feels as lovely as I do today! (And not only because of the mimosas.)
My three year olds tie-dyed socks to hang in our classroom as stockings.
We found a huge branch on the playground brought it in and decorated it for our tree.
We are celebrating the holidays (Hanukkah and Christmas, but not Kwanzaa because we don’t have any students who celebrate it at home.) with food and families. We’re reading books about food and families. Books like Cupcake, and The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Freres. Both these books have recipes in the back to create the yummies we’re reading about in the pages so we’re going to prepare and enjoy them in class.
The kids have been taking about how they love to cook with their parents which lead to us asking for stories and recipes important to the families. These stories and recipes will become a classroom family cookbook.
My home has all the nativities set up and ready, the menorah waiting to be lit, one tree up and lighted (though not yet decorated) and the other to be put up this weekend when Things C and G come home.
YBW and I were standing in the kitchen early yesterday morning and I said: Have I told you today how much I love Christmas?
YBW said: Not today, no.
Me: I SUPER love Christmas!
YBW: I know you do, baby.
Me breaking into song: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
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