In honor of Christmas Eve, I'd like to share two of my favorite Christmas traditions:
|I totally should have gotten those shoes.|
Totally one of my favorite things about Christmas time. (Except that all three of us hate shopping.)
The conversation as we were leaving this year:
Mel (sister): I don't know how long I can handle shopping. My back is killing me, and if I stand for longer than like five minutes my whole leg goes to sleep.
Jen (me): That's ok. I get dizzy just standing around. All the blood pools in my feet, and I have to sit down or move.
Dad: yeah. right back at BOTH of you.
It was destined to be a short shopping trip, but it wasn't. We had a hard time deciding what we wanted this year. STILL. Way fun. Love just being together.
|Making wrapping presents look beautiful.|
I don't like surprises. Never have. So, getting to see what everyone else got for Christmas the day before they did, was AWESOME! I liked being "behind the scenes" and helping my mom, and being in the know, and I just liked it. Eventually, my sister joined us. The boys go out and do "something fun". The girls stay back and wrap presents.
I now have a couple sisters-in-law who don't get this tradition. And I get that. It sounds awful. The women stay home and work while the boys go play. In principle, I'm against this tradition., in reality, I love it!