This scary scene is what takes over Grandma Mary's bedroom after Thanksgiving...these won't be opened till I am ready to wrap the girls gifts and though I REALLY look forward to that, I also dread the sorting, figuring part if you know what I mean.
December 18, 2008
Yesterday we got to enjoy a politically correct Holiday program at Lauren's School. The 1st through 5th graders were performing! They did a lot of singing and little acting and it was cute!
I love her Christmas shirt! Grandma scored it at small local store and I wish I had one!!!
Everyone in blogger land, at least everyone I know, has been busy getting ready for the holidays and many have posted beautiful pictures of their homes all decked out! One mom, Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer, who's blog I pop onto every now and then, was a bit more honest and posted a reality check...so I thought I would share a little of my reality with everyone too! The truth is Christmas takes over our house! I try to keep the clutter to a minimum (by making a conscience effort to clean it up every other day only to make new clutter 5 minutes later) but Christmas
definitely takes over.
A pile of junk that must be cleaned up, last year I set my dining room table with my Christmas dishes to avoid this mess -this year I can't keep it clear long enough to do that. Oh well.
These are the gift bags for Lauren's classmates, hanging out on the floor next to the cluttered dining room table. I used to go to stores and buy lots of little junk for the kids (toys, candies etc) by the time I did that and got bags to put them etc I was actually spending a fair amount of money on these holiday goody bags. Then I got smart last year and contacted my friend that sells Usborne books and gave her my budget and bada bing bada boom - I am spending less money and the kids are getting books!!!
These are gift bags ready to deliver to friends around town...Hey, STOP IT, No peeking! And yes they are sitting on top of the Air Hockey table.
This is our pool table. Anyone wanna play? You can line your quarters up on the side and we will get with you in January (ok, maybe February)
So that is it, a little dose of Christmas Clutter for everyone to revel in.