Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Day after Christmas

Gradually, in baby steps, we are reclaiming the house from the chaos that is Christmas. Oodles of wrapping paper filled a big garbage bag. Tags have been recycled, bows stored for re-use. New clothes have been tried on and placed in the hampers so that they are soft for their first day of wear. Wrapping materials are making their way downstairs for storage (until Amigo's birthday), and the extra table "wrapping station" has been taken down and stashed in its attic home. This could almost make a Clement C. Moore style verse, if I felt the urge to write it.
Husband is back at work. La Petite is sleeping, and Amigo is using his new HUGE remote control to watch TV while he waits for his new clock to "chime". I am relaxing over a cup of Candy Cane flavored coffee, and feeling like life is good. I can catch up on reading Time Magazine's Person of the Year issue and feel important.
Gifts? Internet folks, a list of family gifts would bore you to tears, despite the uniqueness of our family's shopping habits, so I'll skip the gift list in favor of highlights.
Husband did some of his shopping at the Packer Pro Shop again. That's what happens when he's working at Lambeau a lot just before Christmas. He has to shop where and when it's convenient. La Petite's GBPacker blanket throw is so soft and warm that she spent most of yesterday wrapped up in it.
Amigo gained several new fidget tools/toys. He holds and manipulates these to keep himself focused. It started with the cool little Detroit RedWing bendable player. We set the hockey stick aside so it wouldn't get lost. This was upstaged by a CocaCola ladle with a coke bottle shape on the handle, which was replaced later by a soft vinyl reindeer bank. Fidget tools provide pleasure for all of us, whether we're the givers or the receiver.
The most unique student gift I received was a chalkboard mug. Yes, it is what it sounds like. It came with two pieces of chalk. The mug has a unique black finish that I can draw on and then erase again. This has potential!
The bunnies? They celebrated with a bunch of organic carrots complete with greens.

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2 Comments:

Blogger mammacheryl said...

That chalkboard mug sounds adorable. I'm jealous. Of course, I just packed most of my coffee mugs, so the only one I left out is a rather boring red one.


Isn't it amazing how cluttered the house can get after a few presents are unwrapped? It's like digging yourself out of the middle of a landfill.

12/26/2006 1:16 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

Mug sounds great---one to look into! Charlie got many squishy balls and I am trying to keep track of them 'round my parents' house (no clutter here though, as my mom has already taken down the tree!).

12/27/2006 8:47 PM  

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