This holiday season is proving to be rough, dude. I knew the first holiday season without my brother Christian and all the memories that it’d stir up would make me sad, but seriously…when Grinchy Coach Sue showing signs of being human on “Glee” and the Christmas episode of “Modern Family” turn you into a soggy sponge of tears (far beyond the typical, teary-eyed, heart string tugs), you know you’re not emotionally stable or fit for social interaction.
So rather than writing posts of forced holiday cheer, or crapping on others’ Christmas joy, I’m staying offline more and focusing on my kiddo. His innocence and excitement deserves a magical Christmas, full of good memories and fun. As a side project for myself, I’ve been doodling index cards of our activities to put in a mini photo album.
Here are our first 12 days…
Nothing fancy with the cards, just some Sharpie markers and 4″ x 6″ index cards, all going into a cheapie little photo book from Target. Jack seems to be enjoying the doodles…sort of a story book of our holidays, I suppose.
We still have more things planned, too- thank you cards to stamp, visit to Santa, movies to watch…Jack’s friends are coming over for a little Christmas party of cocoa and cookie consuming, gingerbread house constructing, and ornament painting. And while the children have fun frolicking and trashing the house, the moms and I will sit out on the lanai and enjoy some coffee…with a bit of Baileys.
To finding holiday cheer wherever you can,