Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had a nice Christmas Eve here in our house. Kudos to my LW for the awesome dinner she made for us. It was REALLY good.

The table set for dinner.

Salmon with dill sauce, honey-glazed carrots, dinner rolls.

After dinner we had a very nice Christmas Eve service at Christ Community Church.

Earlier in the day, when we were trying to get YB to get dressed and tried using Santa as motivation (as in, "Santa won't come if you don't..."). YB floored us with a blasphemous statement in response. He said, "I don't want Santa to come. We don't need him. We have enough presents." Never in a million years did I think I would hear those words come from any child much less a child of mine.

When we got home from church, both boys were bouncing off the walls with excitement and refused to get ready for bed. We told them Santa wouldn't come unless they went to bed. Then YB declared he didn't want Santa to come, so he wasn't going to bed. We got him in his PJs and put him in bed anyway. He was still awake at 10:18 and really starting to get on my nerves. He finally fell asleep somewhere before 10:35.

Based on past performance, I expect the boys will get up at the crack of dawn and then be tired and cranky and fighting tomorrow. I sure hope I'm wrong.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! My thoughts and prayers go out to those who are serving our country on the pointy-end of the spear tonight and their families waiting for them at home. We know what it's like not to be home for Christmas, and we're both grateful for this time together as a family this year and for those who are standing the watch while we're at home.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful setting and meal! YUM! And kudos to you for acknowledging LW's great work!

Hope you guys and gal have a wonderful Christmas today!

David'Z RantZ said...

Uh-oh. This is serious. YB has obviously been replaced with:

1. A foreign spy,
2. A pod person,
3. A changeling.

The imposter may just be trying to soak up some of your family's obvious holiday good cheer, so he/it might disappear on the 26th. If YB still does anything as un-kidlike as declaring no need for Santa, after the holidays, take him aside and demand to know who/what he is, and what he's done with your son!