Thursday, December 27, 2012

So this was Christmas

It's interesting, celebrating Christmas with a teenager.  Make no mistake, he still gets super excited about Christmas day, and was asking everyday when packages would get here, and what did we buy for him, etc. etc.  But he's no longer at the age for toys.  They've been replaced which what I like to call Ethan's holy trinity of gifts: books, t-shirts, and video/computer games.  Well, he also wanted some music and guitar stuff too.  It's just strange not buying him little viking Playmobil figures like we did in the old days.  The closest we got was this game he got called "King's Table" which was supposedly played by vikings.

But even though gifts are changing, some traditions are not.  We still make German apple pancakes on Christmas morning, and it's becoming a tradition to have other people over who can't make it back home for Christmas.  Everybody brought over some food and we ate, drank, and were merry into the early morning.  And we hopefully didn't bother out neighbors.

It's gotten really cold in the last few days, and I've barely ventured out of the apartment, apart from going to see Les Miserables last night (which was awesome, by the way).  For me, these nights are for drinking hot drinks, cuddling with my boys, and watching Homeland (I've become hooked).

Oh yeah, and getting over this sore throat I've had for 3 days.  I dare you to get me out from under these blankets!

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