Christmas Eve was one heck of an adventure!! Christmas Eve, we sat down and watched "Christmas Story" together. Later hoping it might help the kids to relax I dug out the Christmas story book and blew the dust off the cover and made some hot chocolate. TV off, my hot chocolate getting cold on the end table, the kids and dh cup in hand and story book in mine, I read Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Time for bed! Excitetricity shooting through the air as they are tucked in and told to hurry and go to sleep so Santa will come (yes,I can hear the sound of our oldest son rolling his eyes at this from inside his bedroom!)LOL. Time for me to go and wrap presents that have been tucked away in my closet!! (dh debating about how to put the hamster under the tree)(another story there)!
Me wrapping presents at the foot of my bed, which hides the door crack under the door, you know the one I'm talking about, where the kids just can not resist looking under!! It's like a secret spy hole they just can not resist!! Presents wrapped, and what do we hear but a tiny whispery voice on the other side of the door saying " I heard hooves on the roof!"" They have been in bed now over an hour, and Tyler is still not asleep! Shoot! DH goes to stuff him back in bed. So 11:00 comes around and we are thinking surely he is asleep now!! So we go and take a peek in his room and upon peeking Tyler says "has Santa came yet?" SHOOT!! (still not asleep)!! We are really ready to put the gifts under the tree...but not yet!!! Midnight comes around....peek...he is finally asleep!! WHOOOHOO!! Stockings stuffed, present under the tree, (hamster wrapped but with many holes poked in wrapping paper) (so funny sitting that under the tree and hearing the hamster running on that wheel)LOL
3:00 am. Yes that is in the morning!! We hear the patter of 4 feet running in and out of the living room..(oh brother) dh gets up and tells them to get their butts back into bed!! Not much longer after that our youngest comes into our room...shining his flashlight into our faces..(we are starting to feel some bad words coming on) (but we are good parents so we only think them!) And informs us that his brother Tyler had been peeking at the gifts under the tree and told him that there was a hamster under the tree!! At this point, yep we wanted to wrap Tyler up in a pkg and send him to Alaska!! #1 for snooping....#2 for telling his brother what he saw under the tree..#3 for making our eyes look and feel like 2 burnt holes in a blanket!! The GRINCH WAS REARING HIS HEAD !!!
Long story shortened! Christmas morning our oldest opened his gifts first, while the 2 little ones watched, they had to wait to open their gifts till all the others were opened!! They got a lesson on patience Christmas morning!! LOL