Can you believe it’s Christmas Eve and unlike the rest of the country, I am not:
- munching on apéritifs with my kids
- chatting with relatives that I only see once a year (who don’t exist anyways…… maybe imaginary relatives haha?)
- sitting near a fireplace singing Christmas carols
- sitting around a Christmas tree playing the zambomba
(pic of zambomba, a traditional Christmas instrument round here to mark the rhythm while singing Christmas carols)
- out on the street setting off firecrackers (I hate firecrackers!)
- cleaning the kitchen
- washing the dishes
I am just lying around the house with my kids, surfing the net while my kids play together. And that’s wonderful.
I think of all those countless endless afternoons when I am not lying around the house surfing the net while my kids play together, because I am working.
I think of all those countless endless afternoons where my kids are not playing at all, because they have homework.
I think of all those countless endless afternoons where my kids are not together, because my youngest son stays with his father when I work.
So I dunno if our Christmas Eve is boring, by other people’s standards. And maybe I would’ve liked to have a bit more pizzazz in our festivity hehe.
But it’s okay. Christmas Eve is about being with family. And even though I live with my family (my kids), the three of us are rarely together, except late at night after work.
And right now we are together.
Just wish we could be together ALL THE TIME haha!
Well, I have been seeing lots of blogs wishing readers a Merry Christmas and happy holidays today. So whatever holiday you celebrate, I would like to wish you a happy one too.
May your world always be borne…… on the wings of a butterfly……
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