Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's almost Christmas

We are enjoying our time at home for the holidays. The kids have seen Santa, as you can see, no one cried. Makana does look concerned, but you would have too, the cameraman's hat started singing and dancing on his head. It was weird. I half expected a "ho, ho, ho," and a kick down a slide!

The kids have been very excited each morning to come down and see what the Elf on the Shelf has left them in the advent calendar and to see where he is sitting for the day. They are normal kids, one day they are running around making every Christmas musical thing sing and the dogs bark and generally driving mom crazy and the next they are perfect angels. No, really, I had a 24 hour bug and could barely move from bed, they played nicely all day, took a nap when I asked them to and did not argue with me. Of course today they have been hitting each other with those little air filled packing pillows and claiming that they have nothing to do, so I told them to clean their rooms. Hmmm, sounds like my mom speaking! Which is great because she was a perfect mom! Another thing, I always wondered why mom took so much time to look through every pocket on every pair of pants, seemed like a waste of time to me, but this week I learned differently. In one load of kid laundry I found one lightening McQueen car, two silver dollars, 3 pennies, 2 dimes, 3 rocks, and a small plastic shovel. I'll be checking pockets now too. I should have known, we have to search Noa every time we leave day care because he puts things in his pockets! I have a toy phone that no one knows where it came from and I think I found a pendant from a store we were shopping in that I did not pay for! Little clepto! I need to catch him in the act so I can teach him a lesson, but he is too fast for me so far! I don't think he means to be bad, he doesn't understand yet.