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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

Here is the only "Christmas morning" experience we had this year. It happened at 2am. I'm glad I have this video or I may not have survived Christmas this year at all. When the kids got us up at 7am, we went downstairs to utter destruction. Every present that was under the tree was unwrapped (including ones for me and Carl). Most of the boxes containing those items had been ripped to shreds. Caleb is the only one strong enough to do that. Eva said she didn't do it...she was "just watching". Either way, they both got sent to bed as soon as we got up.

I considered re-wrapping the presents and having them open them again the next day. I also considered taking away all the presents for good. Instead we cleaned up the mess, opened our own stockings (the only things left unharmed), and went upstairs to play a game and chill out. By the time Caleb woke up from his nap, I was a little more calm and I just let them play with their stuff.

Santa's going to have to rethink his strategy for next year, that's for sure.


  1. Another Christmas for the books. This is just one of those things you save so when someone is sharing a holiday story and says, "Nobody can top that.", you can cough and share. There will probably be a prize involved or something and you will win...

  2. Anonymous9:38 AM

    wow well at the least they didnt caught Santa when he was delivering the gifts not ;-)

    Just remeber when i was kid i was allways traying to get him hehehehehe

    What can i say at the least they got the gifts on time hehehe .

    Because of my galstones i spend since wendsday in hospital so no merry Christmas for me and my princess this year..... I just back from hospital and i cant wait se come home from her grandparents to see what santa left for her hehehehei can imagine she was thinking that santa forget about her this year ..... good is that santa "was"in teh hospital and gave me checkgift for she choose a toy maybe monday in the toystore heheheh.
    So dont take it so bad hehehe

  3. Janet (Grandma)12:32 PM

    Good thing Santa's smarter than a 5th-grader, er, 2nd-grader.

  4. Only you Christy. Things like this only happen to you.

  5. Last year, when no one was watching her, Missy started unwrapping all the presents under the baby-sitters tree... We don't set out any gifts before Christmas for this reason, but I never stopped to think that she might sneak down in the wee hours and take care of it all before anyone else wakes up.
    Kudos for being so patient! :)