Christmas morning. All the excitement. The anticipation. The wonder.
Each year my boys wait eagerly at the top of the stairs, just like I had to do, waiting until the adults are ready for us to descend upon the tree to unwrap the surprises that await.
I'm sure my parents were just like I am now, more excited about what the kids reactions will be than what the gifts are for themselves. This year the number of packages under the tree were fewer. We had gotten the boys electronic gadgets they had been asking for over the last year. I didn't want the fun to end to soon, so we created a scavenger hunt with five stops before bringing them back to the tree to reveal the big gift.
G.I. Joe even got in on the fun!
When all the gifts were opened and the traditional breakfast eaten, we each settled in to
play set-up the devices. As I looked around, I realized the saying is true,
"The bigger the mess, the more fun was had!"
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!