Merry Christmas everyone! Has everyone recovered? Did you attempt to score some boxing day sales at Yorkdale or Vaughan Mills? If you did, and made it past the entry, I applaud you and your patience. One look at the line on the way back from Kingston and we decided to hold off on boot shopping for Adam. Poor guy can wait a few days.
Here’s a little recap of our holidays. You can just call me the Holiday Drama Mama.
I didn’t think this holiday could have gotten any worse.
It started with the great flood of 2017. This picture says it all really.
This was followed by Adam getting sick with a sinus infection requiring antibiotics and consisting of a cough that could be heard a few blocks away. Okay. I’m exaggerating but I nearly peed myself awake each time he hacked away (Picture unavailable). As a result we missed our Chanukah party with my folks, siblings, and extended family.
But wait. The drama continues. On Christmas day morning, my body decided to upchuck everything and while Adam and Ethan were spending time with the family in Kingston, eating turkey and latkes, I was holed up in a hotel, sick and nursing some ginger ale and Pepto Bismal. Fun, right?
I know. Even as I type this a voice in my head is going: cut the crap Jen. While I failed at curating picture perfect moments with just the right filter (loving Clarendon and Juno, BTW) watching Ethan play and be with his family this morning without the cameras and just being in the moment was a beautiful thing. So yes this holiday had its poopy moments but at the end of the day it wasn’t that terrible. Sometimes, we can plan everything and dot our i’s and cross our t’s and yet, the poop will still hit the fan. But you go and clean it up, wait for insurance companies to get back to you and it will all be okay. Slowly. But surely. it’s all about perspective. In the grand scheme of things, Christmas is one day and Chanukah is eight but what we do and how we are everyday of our lives is really more important. Cue the cheesy music. Geez. Ok. I’m wrapping this up. It’s been a long day and I’m a hot mess so it’s time I hit the hay. In the meantime please share with me your holiday moments both beautiful and disastrous. Let me live vicariously through you!
Also, one last thing: thank you to everyone who sent me such beautiful messages of encouragement and support in regards to the launch of the blog and my first post. It’s taking a little bit of time to get things up and running (I’m technologically challenged and have never built a website before). I’m learning a lot and while the aesthetics piece is slow I’m very open to feedback and suggestions to the content you read here. Please get in touch!
Tata for now