Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Holidays Aren't Over Yet

It's hard to believe that tomorrow means back to preschool, Tuesday means back to toddler tumbling class, and in general the weeks now revert back to our normal routine. Julia had a solid two weeks off from school for Christmas, and even though she's not in "real" school yet, just three-mornings-a-week nursery school, it really did feel like a long, lovely break, and I'm in no way itching for school to start back up again. We all had a great time over "vacation," both as a family of four during our trip to see family (except for the drive, of course) and over New Year's Eve/Day, and just me and the girls the rest of the time: hanging out, baking, sledding, singing Christmas carols, playing with new toys, watercolor-painting, staying in our pj's later than usual, going to various holiday events and gatherings. Last night we went to a little family-friendly cocktail party and we admired the tabletop creche and the tall short-needled Christmas tree, and decided to keep up our Christmas decorations for one more week. Because even though nursery school begins again tomorrow, we're not quite ready to say goodbye to the holidays in our house. What about yours?


Mnmom said...

We're not quite ready either. I do love the holidays and all the decor. Ours will all come down Tuesday.

I too could use a few more days "off". Probably because of this cold, and not feeling quite up to the office. Then again, if we were all home the girls would want rides to friends houses and grilled cheese sandwiches, and I wouldn't get any rest anyway.

donna said...

Sorry to be late on this. We have a week of 'normal life' under our belts now. My kids didn't know it at the time, but they were ready to go back to their routines, as were me and my husband. Life is saner now.