Isn't it great to have older kids? There was enough food available. The movies kept streaming in. I feel awful still. And I knew what was in that #2 envelope, waiting. There was not way around it.
So I slept all day to get enough energy for this.
We cleaned half of the living room- just to mess it up again.
There were no lights- at least that I know of since I have packed up half my things thinking that I would have moved by now.
So I went to CVS to find some lights. Mind you, I looked like I've been sick in bed all day. I thought there was a stocking cap in the car that I could use to mask part of my disgustingness. But there wasn't. I'm pretty sure the checkout lady was avoiding looking at me.
But we did it. We have a tree.
At least I have a happy family.
Yes, there is at least one forced smile in this photo.
Yes, I'm still using my phone as my camera.
Yes, that is a hands and foot reindeer on my tree leftover from last year.
Yes, the reindeer brought some squeals of joy.
Yes, they are in pj's- the same ones they wore all day long.
And yes. I am glad we did it. And so are they. And maybe even Sook.
And I am wiped out.