Ho Ho Ho

There were dire predictions that this winter would be a bad one, and a month ago I believed them, but these days we seem to be blessed. Right now the sun is shining, it’s about +7C and all the snow is melting. We’ve had a few chances this year to play in the snow with the boys, which is good (for them, anyway), but there’s a strong possibility that we’re going to have a green Christmas, and that suits me just fine.

Our household went through a couple weeks of illness, but we seem to be over the worst of it and we’re all now looking forward to the holidays. Justin has his school Christmas concert tonight, which should be interesting given that a) singing in front of a crowd of strangers is not exactly his favorite thing to do; and b) the concert starts at the time he normally goes to bed. He swears he’s looking forward to it and his aide seems optimistic, so we’ll see how it goes.

Brayden has his preschool Christmas party on Friday and I’m guessing it will go much better than Justin’s did (last year Justin had a complete meltdown when Santa arrived at his preschool…that was one of the incidents that convinced us something was up with him). Brayden might even be willing to sit on the jolly guy’s lap, so I guess I’ll have to have my camera ready.

Both boys are really into the whole Christmas thing these days. I’ve been trying to introduce them to the various songs and stories, so we’ve been busy watching Frosty, the Grinch and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and listening to everything from Jingle Bells to Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. I put the presents under the tree last weekend with strict instructions to the boys not to touch them, and amazingly, they haven’t. Justin did of course go around reading all the tags, but all the gifts are still exactly where I left them. Nice.

Happy holidays everybody!