Things change. Change isn't always bad, but it can be hard. This will be the first year in my children's entire lives that they haven't spent Christmas Eve with their Great Grandparents... my X's family... for Christmas Eve.
I know it's always been their tradition, but I allowed them to go last year and I was miserable. I can't stand being away from my kids on the Holidays, and well... I'm being selfish this year. I'm having my parents over for holiday meal tonight - the first time I've spent the actual holiday with them in over 15 years, and I'm keeping the kids here to spend the evening with us.
We'll eat, open gifts with the Grandparents, and then set out cookies for Santa and shuffle everyone off to bed after we watch a holiday movie.
Once the kids are all asleep BLT and I will fill stockings and set out Santa Gifts. We'll nibble the cookies and drink the milk, and try to get a few hours of sleep before the kids get up at the crack of dawn, as kids tend to do on Christmas morning.
It might not be what we're used to doing... but I'm excited to spend Christmas Eve with my girls in our own house, together with BLT. Sometimes change is good.
Merry Christmas to everyone who stops by to read my simple words. I appreciate each and every comment, and if anything I've ever written has either helped someone else, or made someone feel less alone; shoot even if something here made you see things in a new light then I feel very blessed. Have a safe and happy holiday season - I hope you're all surrounded by love and warmth and family.