Christmas is over guys! Usually, I am feeling huge holiday withdrawal about now. All of the excitement and anticipation is over, and there’s not much to look forward to but a new year. You have to come up with all of these resolutions to become a better person and stuff and it’s just, well, it’s not as fun as spending all of your money and drinking and eating in excess. It’s just not.
But 2016 has been a shit show. Yup. I’m not even going to use a euphemism there. 2016 has not been kind to anyone. And I think we’re all pretty excited to leave it in the dust and move on to 2017. There is no way that 2017 can be worse than 2016. Except you know, Trump becoming president and his entire cabinet of rich white men who want to tell all of us how to live while denying climate change is a real thing and denying human rights and women rights and… Shit. 2017, don’t do this to us already.
But it’s going to be okay. I feel it. 2017 is going to be my year. (Famous last words.)
And really, we had an amazing Christmas. I think the reason I’m ready for it to be over is that we just celebrated it so perfectly. Kaleb and I did our Christmas around the world. We sang Christmas songs and watched Christmas movies and read Christmas books and did Christmas crafts and baking… we did it all. My husband was home for eleven whole days. Eleven. It was perfect.
I was a little hesitant going into such a major family holiday with all of our new changes. I wasn’t certain how our extended family would react to us pulling our son out of school. But the support was amazing. Everyone was totally understanding, even outraged at the fact that acceleration isn’t allowed any more. It was so nice to be surrounded by people who got it.
In addition to that, we were really touched to see how much everyone understands our kiddo through their thoughtful gifts. He has been busily working away for three days now building lego sets and playing with snap circuits and other science minded things. He’s been schooling us in the games he was given. He has new puzzles and books and all sorts of things to keep him happily occupied. It’s really amazing to see just how well everyone knows him. He’s the luckiest kid.
I’ve spent the last few days working on putting some family videos together. I like to take our home videos and put together yearly reviews for Kaleb set to his favourite song for that year. I also put together a video from our trip to Disney last year. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s so much fun to look back at all of our memories. It’s crazy looking back at how much Kaleb has grown, and also a great reminder that he still has lots of growing to do.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and I hope we all have a much better 2017. We can do this.