Well… We officially had our first snow! It was the light-fluffy-keep-you-snowed-indoors-snuggled-on-the-couch-type-of-snow. We got maybe 5-6 inches, which by February won’t be enough to keep us snowed in. But something about that first snow begs for cuddling on the couch with popcorn, hot chai/coffee, and a cute baby and hubby watching old movies. Simply glorious!
And my man brought over all the Christmas shortly before it all happened. (We keep it all stored in the basement of one of our duplexes since we have very little storage here due to converting the storage closet into a bigger bathroom. To see what I mean, check out this post)
I’ve spent the last week decorating here and there.
Totally different from past year’s with a munchkin around.
Emma is a TOTALLY happy and delightful baby…. As long as you’re giving her lots of attention. Takes after her daddy. ;)
So I’m getting used to a new normal. Instead of hitting it all in one day and being done, it takes a week. And I’m okay with that.
I’m okay with the boxes hanging around a bit longer. I’m okay with it not being instantly Christmas.
A friend shared this article on Facebook and I loved it.
“If baking cookies and watching your kids sling sprinkles all over the kitchen is going to make you yell today? Then no. Don’t do it. Always choose the relationship with your kids over the Advent activity that makes you scream. Always choose the Simple over the Pinnable. Listen, the only person who expects you to accomplish All The Things on that list? Is you.”
Even now, I’m writing this blog post in several settings. Because Emma wants to eat. Then she’ll happily play on the floor awhile. She’s so close to crawling. She actually scoots quite well now – but only backwards! Then she wants to snuggle. So we snuggle. Then she sits for a while laughing at Kaydee, the dog. Then she wants to be held again. Actually, I’m currently typing one-handed as she sleepily lies on the other giggling at the Christmas tree.
I’m not sure if it’s the lights or the colorful ornaments, but she loves looking at it – giggling. It’s hilariously adorable.
I guess all that to say… Life changes. I’m still getting used to a new normal.
But for now, I’ll enjoy my week-long Christmas decorating… And the munchkin that changed everything.