We celebrated Christmas morning just the three of us (five if you count Joe and Katze, who of course also got gifts)
Doing our traditional walk down the hall.
Mason saw all the presents under the tree and was excited. Squeals of “Santa brought me presents!!! There are presents under the tree from Santa!!” filled the air and brought big smiles to our faces.
Mason was SUPER excited about all of his presents and demanded “Open this, Mommy!” after every one and instantly wanted to play with each and every thing. We got smart this year and instead of doing our usually round robin (you open one, then I open one, then Daddy opens one) we let him open all of his and then let him play with his new toys while SuperDad and I and Joe and Katze opened ours. Other than Joe wondering why he had to wait so long for his presents, this made things go SO much smoother and we got through the morning with no tantrums. Yay!
Christmas morning was special. There were no tears and nothing but smiles and laughter all morning. You know Mason liked his presents when for the first time ever he didn’t want to go to Grandma’s. He wanted to stay home and play with his toys. I’d call that a success!
Christmas Morning 2011