As an addendum to my previous post, the kids do have their own tree which they decorate themselves and I am not allowed to touch. Here it is:
The holidays are in full swing over here. A few days ago Sam put together some "presents" to put under the tree. They contain highly sought-after items such as a half used tube of toothpaste and dried out crayola markers. Like they say, tis better to give than to receive.
Christmas is such a great time to learn what your true priorities are. I'm often asking the kids the "What's more important?" question (ie what's more important: your being nice to your brother or sitting in the exact middle of the couch?). Last night I was looking at ads and putting together a shopping list when the kids broke yet another glass ball ornament. Mia kept telling me that Sam was touching it, while I distractedly kept telling them to "just leave it alone, we'll deal with it later." Finally Mia got a little fed up.
Mom, What 's more important: Sam getting killed, or coupons?
It had been one of those days...I had to think about it for a while.
Hope you're enjoying the Holidays everyone.