I overdid it this year, and so did Santa, but even when money's tight or there are a jillion Mega Blocks strewn from one end of the house to the other, it will have been worth it. This was the first Christmas Luca really 'got it' and from talking about Santa to obsessing daily over the stockings and plugging in the tree, she was all over Christmas. Which is great because, really, I am ALL OVER Christmas as well!
Rohan, on the other hand, is such a good spirit and went right along with her in the squeals and laughter, but in the end Christmas flew right over his head like one Santa's sleigh. That didn't dampen the joy of a stack of new toys, but he wasn't as enthusiastic about opening as I expected. I have a feeling that next year will be a whole new world of excitement, though!
Regardless, Christmas was an amazing and fun flash of wrapping paper, quiche, candy, books, toys, hugs, giggles, sleepy smiles, wine, family, and fun.
With Christmas over, we look forward to a wonderful beginning of a fresh new year. I asked Rohan the other day in the car, "Mo, do you think 2011 will be a good year?" and he raised both hands in the air, gave me that million-dollar smile, and yelled, "YEAAAAAAAH!"