I have a half-dozen partial blog entries which are unfinished because of all the minutia that is the holiday season. I have rated these activities on a 5 point scale for my amusement, 5 being super awesome-kadewsome and 1 being a total suck-fest.
Taking Pumpkin Pie to a 5 year-old’s b-day party. 3- Could have been worse. The party was at a kids’ gym, but was only 1.5 hours long. Pumpkin Pie only mixed it up with other kids a couple of times enough to require my intervention, and the second time it was totally that other kid’s fault.
Thanksgiving. 5 Awesome with sprinkles of exhaustion, overstimulation and gustatory overindulgence.
Making balloon animals with Wendy for a breakfast with Santa.
4- The kids were super-cute, but it was significantly overstimulating. Brain. hurts. Fingers. hurt. worse.
Christmas decorating. 4- Would have been a 5 if it weren’t for the cleaning that has to happen before/during the decorating. Nah, I changed my mind, it was a 5. The shorties’ enjoyment of Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas CD pushed it over the top.
Lunch with Book club ladies. 5 Total awesome-fest. Would have been a 4 because of the sideways rain that day, but our cheeky waiter picked a fight with me and I threatened to throw down with him and that cheered me up considerably. Thanks, waiter!
Work (I know, barf.). 2- Necessary evil.
Decorating the trophy case at Pickles’ school in a completely Christmas and other religious holiday-free manner. Happy Holidays? No, stupid, it’s Happy Winter. Duh. 3, better than I thought it would be because superb friend sent me superb idea for holiday-free decoration. Oops, I am not done with that chore yet, so make that a 2.
Taking pictures to use for a Christmas card and creating said card. The jury is still out on this one. The photo session was free of scandal, argument, tears or blood. I suspect the card will therefore be entirely devoid of interest.
Not Learning freaking Power Point to make a freaking Suckage Scale. Thank the good Lord Sweet Pea was able to take over when I had reached the boiling point. That is why this activity has a 3 instead of a 1. There was a final product and I did not have a tantrum. Yet.
The bottom line is that this is the holidays and like Mompetition says, the shop is (nearly) closed. I’ll throw a post in here and there, but I have presents to wrap and ornaments to fish out of the dog’s mouth. Party on!