Things that are mostly checked off my list:
-the Christmas music mixes
-cards mailed (waiting on one address)
Things I have not begun at all:
-holiday notes to teachers
-cleaning the house
-figuring out how to keep peace between my children
Oh look, there they are, fighting over the nativity again:
Well, they probably aren't fighting in that picture but surely it was a momentary lapse into good behavior.
Michael goes two days a week to a Jewish Community Center preschool. He can't say Christmas clearly, but Hanukkah rolls right off his tongue! :-)
One of the highlights of the children's day is when one of them gets to put the ornament on the magnetic Christmas countdown tree. Or, on Michael's day, the "ormament." (He also calls it the "diming room" instead of dining room. Hee!)
When they do attempt to play cooperatively with the nativity set, Harper trades pieces like they are baseball cards. Example: "Michael, I'll give you these two shepherds and a donkey if you give me back the angel and Mary." Nothing like bartering with the Holy Family and friends!
Michael is excited about the snow and happily announces all the places it has landed, "Yook! No (snow) on my maybok (mailbox)!" But he won't step in it... could be a long winter.
If we're driving in the dark Michael screams with joy whenever he sees Christmas lights.
Harper likes to warn Michael that Santa won't bring him presents anytime he even looks like he's going to do something he shouldn't - despite my (sometimes) gentle reminders that this is not her job.
How are the holidays progressing at your house?