Thursday, November 29, 2012

Three Things Thursday ...

Trapped in the Everyday - Last night, Gina came home from work and asked me if I ever had a moment when I just sat there and thought, "Wow, this is my life. I do the same thing day in and day out."

Um, yeah. A lot recently.

I feel like since the girls went back to school, I am doing a whole lot of nothing. My schedule is jam-packed. I rarely sit down. But, I feel as if I am accomplishing very little. It's part of the reason I've been quiet here. I don't write this blog to catalog my workouts or what I ate. I don't care to log every mundane event of our lives. I don't want to read about those things, so I wouldn't expect anyone else to either.

Right now, we are going through a boring phase, which is really just a blessing in disguise. It means we're stable, grounded and functioning at our highest level. And although it may be dull at times, I much prefer it to some of the alternatives.

Feeling Festive - I am kind of a Grinch. Christmas is not my favorite holiday. My decorations are minimal. Christmas music makes my ears bleed. And it eats away at me that I am continually lying to my children about Santa. All in all, I just hate all the pressure and drama that seems to surround the holiday.

But for some reason, this year, I'm feeling a little less jaded. Maybe it's the sheer excitement my children are thrusting upon the world. Maybe, I just don't feel like putting up a fight. Either way, we got an early start on the Christmas joy this year.

We went to see a Christmas light extravaganza the day after Thanksgiving ...

origami chandelier
 

Sushi Tree ...
Waiting for the illumination ...
our little clan ...

Complete with S'mores.


And my Christmas tree was up this past weekend. In November. A big no-no in my book.

ornament explosion ...
 




I'm not sure what to think about this. It's clear that my kids are turning me into a big softy.

Hungry - Recently, Doodle has been taking it upon herself to go into the pantry and get some food. But instead of asking to have it and eating it at the table like a normal person, she sneaks off and eats it, hoping we will never find out.

Unfortunately for her, we ALWAYS do.

Like on Saturday, when I went to make the girls a snack and found this in the pantry ...


I knew it was Doodle from the start. She didn't want to fess up. So, like any normal parents, J and I matched the bite marks to know for sure. By the time we got to Doodle, she had run off to her room to prevent us from checking. Doesn't she know that the guilty always run?

7 comments:

Run with Jess said...

My hubby calls me a Christmas Grinch too... which is always odd to me because I do all the decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, blah, blah, blah...

scrosske said...

I am feeling the exact same way about the holiday approaching. My little 17 month old doesn't have a clue of what's going on, so I'm unmotivated to make a big scene. The gift giving of Christmas is down right maddening...

Beingmorethanmommy said...

I caught my son eating chocolate chips one day. He had hidden a bag in a bookshelf and would run in and grab a handful when he wanted.

Zaneta said...

lol... I wouldn't call myself a Grinch per say ... I just refuse to listen to Christmas music, get a tree up, or decorate at all until after Thanksgiving... after that .. Christmas is my favorite time of year! :)

Colleen said...

I love that you matched the bite mark of the chocolate! :) Poor thing is just hungry!!! I do it too Doodle, don't worry! Hahaha

You aren't a grinch. I love the holidays but sometimes enough is enough. Looks like this will be a great year with your girls!

Pam said...

What has gotten into us?! I and my most grinchiest friends are all feeling abnormally festive this year too!

Elizabeth said...

i love that you are feeling a bit more into the spirit this year-i’m a bit of a christmas-a-holic, and i loved seeing all your pics on instagram from wherever the christmas extravaganza was :)