Is deliver a truckload more packages than they currently do!
(Seriously, is there a better rush than that quick-fire rapping on the door to tell you Dr. Hotpants has left a delivery at your doorstep?)
Today I got B’s “thing to read” present. We’re trying a new tradition this year. Have you heard the saying “Something to wear, something to read, something they want, and something they need”? Well that’s what we’re doing. So far every kid has something to read. At this point, that’s about all we can do. Part of me has sadness and anxiety about it, part of me is glad. The presents aren’t what Christmas is for anyway, right?
This also gives me lots of energy to devote to the memories. We’ve been reading out of our massive Christmas library every night, and occasionally watching a holiday show. The decorations have gone up along with some dancing to the tunes of the season, and I decided there couldn’t be a better day to visit the beach than Christmas, so that’s where we’ll be on the big day!