Today was a pretty good day, all things considered. Woke up around 5 when the kids started making noise. That is not because it is Christmas, it is just a nornal thing around here. However, it was after a late night (I think I didn’t fall asleep intil after 1 AM, and @superjaz was not too far ahead of me, so we were both tired. Still, got up, along with her brother so we could open presents.
Our older son, who is 8, is a gift opening fiend. As such, there were no presents under our tree until after they went to bed last night. I was impressed this morning that he was able to restrain himself from opening anything until we gave him the okay. Having a stock9ng to dig into may have helped.
Our younger son, 6, enjoyed getting into his stocking, but actually opening gifts held no appeal for him. He just grabbed one of the kids tablets and sat around with it for the most part. As such, his brother got to “help” opening his gifts.
The boys seemed to like what they got. I was especially pleased to see our older kid play with pretty much everything he got at some point today, mostly a set of handbells, which he would play along to music from his tablet or other toys, and is doing great with the timing and pretty good with the notes. Can’t say the same for his brother, who only played with a few things, but really he seemed kind of overwhelmed by everything. And there were a LOT of gifts overall, so the place was a big mess for a while.
Had a couple of delicious meals, courtesy of my wife, watched some Christmad shows, got in a bit of video gaming (Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order), read a few rulebooks for some new games, and managed to stay awake the whole day. Got a little short with the kids now and then when they acted up, but that’s just another day that ends in ‘y’.
Will be visiting family for a little bit tomorrow, but otherwise will be home, and hope to get a game or two in. Friday having friends over for gaming, so looking forward to that.
Merry Christmas everyone, or just Happy Wednesday if you don’t celebrate it. Hope you all had a wonderful day.