Any idea when we get kicked out and have to migrate to the social club?
Letters to Santa: I can't wait to do this - next year for sure! DD1 told me yesterday she wanted to send a thank you card to Santa for all her presents (proud mama), so I think we'll actually mail it to the Canada Post 'Santa"
Canada is awesome: Trinket, pack your bags and come on up. Proud to be Canadian despite our rather wretched current government.
Pregnant: Chelsea? Any news? I'd be pissed to be preg so soon too...but on the other hand, I just think of what a blessing DD1 has been (she was a total surprise) and know I would be grateful for the oops in the long run! I can't wait to have another but want to enjoy right now without the misery of pregnancy so soon!
Santa gifts: ours were always wrapped, with paper that had pictures of santa on it, and the paper was never used for anything under the tree. We only got a couple of toys plus our stocking from santa - just enough to keep us busy for a little while before waking up my parents, haha
Boxing Day sales: (I didn't know B.D. wasn't an American thing, too!) We've decided to get a new fridge as ours is very old, grody and sounds like it's going to die any day. I've picked out a fab side-by side and I'm so excited. the pictures are downright porney - all the shelves and bins and compartments and icemaker....ooh baby, yeah! I might also get a steam mop with some gift certificates we got - does anyone have one? recommendations?
lifeguard: feeling better ?
livacreature: tsk tsk to your mom!! (she sounds like mine!) you are not mean! good for you, telling her what's what! jealous of your knife set! As for the gas - we've had some luck w/gripe water this time!
theboysmama: Emeric's gravesite looked beautiful, hugs to you! And SO happy to hear you got a smile!
Leiahs: Great update :) I'm so happy you're so happy, haha :)
Babies with older kid toys/choking hazards: Not looking forward to this one little bit!
Periods: I had some spotting plus intestinal issues and crankiness last week,pretty sure it was a period of some sorts. Just started back on the pill. Not sure, I might switch to the nuva ring again - having trouble remembering pills already
Kid snot: Anyone who doesn't have one already needs to get a nosefrida. Seriously!
AFM/Holidays: Insert standard gift rant here. My inlaws. Seriously. I'll give them some points this year - they didn't go COMPLETELY insane...almost everything they gave DD was well made and something she really loved...but there was still way too much - a ukulele and a percussion set and videos and toys and dress up clothes and playdough and a tickle me elmo (!) and dolls and books and and and and.
Plus, we have been going to their house for Christmas eve and day (they are 3 hrs away) and that means that Christmas happens there for DD and our own Christmas is secondary, on boxing day. So we go and have this huge blitz in their hoarded house and there's too much sugar...It's all so overwhelming. And then the next morning we're home and do our own tree and our gifts to her,....but it's not the main show, yknow? I begrudge them it :(
I told DH I absolutely do not intend to do this much longer. He keeps saying how it means so much to them and how it makes his grandmother's xmas to have us there....but I don't really care about making someone else's holiday, ykwim? I feel selfish but I don't care. I want my own traditions and a much more gentle, quiet holiday while they're still little. I want to be home and not drive a million miles for days on end.
Otherwise, it was a nice Christmas. DD1 really loved her gifts, especially what DH and I gave her, which made me feel better - at least she wasn't too jaded by the first round to enjoy what we had picked special for her.
She decided last minute that she wanted a piggybank and that was what santa would bring for her - so DH and I hit the mall Xmas eve to find one, haha. We were successful and she was suitably impressed that Santa got it right!
We do boxing day at my grandparents' and that was nice to see family. My parents are the other end of the spectrum though - weird, joyless presents,. I got a box with socks, plastic key labels and a toothpaste tube squeezer - you know those things that slide on and get the last of the toothpaste out of the tube? Yeah. Seriously????? Dreary. I would rather get nothing at all. Ditto with the girls' gifts- cheap little onesies and socks and odds and ends. It's not that I want them to spend more money on us, and it's not that I'm not grateful to get something....but geez. My mother once wrapped up a box of kleenex for me. That was the year my big gift was a mattress protector. See what I mean? She always talks like it's a huge drag to have to shop for her granddaughters too - like it's sooooo stressful to think of something to get them. Yeah, buying presents for little people is SO terrible...no fun at all....
And I think I have offended them somehow, they barely spoke to me at the boxing day party.......I could worry about it but honestly, it was so relaxing not to have them talking to me, haha! if it weren't for the kids I would basically avoid any contact with them...but I think it's important for the girls to have their grandparents.
Thankfully, we all still got some very nice things we really wanted. I was surprised with a necklace I had admired and really wanted but couldn't justify buying myself as it was a pretty frivolous splurge. So happy to have it.
Claire got some cute little soft toys and a books, some clothes, a little bunny bowl from us, a little wooden pig from her big sister, a few other things, just the right amount for a new baby.
Now that I've written a novel....
Edited by Katico - 12/27/11 at 5:46pm