The after Christmas lull

If you have a fairly decent social life, you may be looking forward to New Years Eve. Chance to get out of the house and go to a party.. and it’s the one holiday where drinking yourself into a drunken stupor is expected.
If you’re anything like me.. New Years Eve is just another night. I don’t really find myself attracted to the partying scene much any more- not to mention finding a sitter to watch my two crazies without getting blasted or charging a small fortune? Chances are slim to none.

That means that after Christmas.. you suddenly get hit with this huge empty space. What do I do with myself now?

As parents, we spend MONTHS gearing up for Christmas. The planning, the shopping, the decorating, activities, crafts, wrapping and the ever building level of excitement- only to have it last for one short day. You wake up the morning after, house covered in empty boxes, twisty ties and random scraps of destroyed wrapping paper and aren’t quite sure what to do (other than clean that is).

We are still in the process of getting the massive amounts of toys out of boxes (and upon doing so realizing we don’t have enough or the right size of batteries), figuring out what the kids are and aren’t interested in (and subsequently kicking ourselves in the ass for spending money on things they don’t seem to want to play with).. and very slowly trying to get our house back in some semblance of order.

What do we look forward to now though? I’m definitely not looking forward to my birthday. Just another year closer to 30. Nothing special about Valentines day around here..
I have a feeling i’m going to be bored after the insanity that was Christmas in this house. Suppose I could get excited (and sad) about the boys next big double birthday party. That’s only 9 months away!

Posted on December 27, 2010 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment
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