The other day I started getting ready for the Christmas tree. Our dinning room also doubles as the craft room for the kids and they have their leapster games, pac-man and xbox in there too. The Christmas tree goes in the corner of the dinning room, so at Christmas time the TV and video games go into the kids bedroom. We count that as a Christmas present to the kids. The kids love it and it is a great deal for a Christmas present. Call it a freebie, call it tradition, either way the kids get a month of getting spoiled with a TV in their room.
Traditionally, we go out the Saturday after Thanksgiving, drive to the top of the mountain to a tree farm and cut down our tree. The day is full of running around and excitement. We drink spiced cider and snack on left over turkey dinner, popcorn, pie, whatever yummy goodness we have. We nibble all day while we decorate the tree and listen to Christmas music. Unfortunately, this year we are all too sick and have postponed it until next weekend. I am still going to try to get outside and set the lights up along the stairs up to the house though.
We are still trying to have a special Thanksgiving vacation, so this afternoon, I set up the portable DVD player in the kids bedroom and put on Indiana Jone and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They were having such a good time in there, I did the unthinkable. For the first time in days I have some peace and quiet, the kids are chilling out watching a movie...but now it is lunch time. I couldn't bare to loose that peace and quiet, so I threw together some turkey sandwiches, tossed them on some TV trays and sat the 3 kids down, in their bedroom, with their lunch. They are so quiet in there. They are giddy with excitement, but fearful of moving to the dinning room table, they are just. so. quiet.
Oh The Things I Do for peace and quiet.
I have 2 sleeping babies and when my lunch is done, I am going to climb in to one of the kid's beds and finish watching Indiana Jones with the kids and probably take a nap.