Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bronchitis and the death of my favorite Christmas Movie.

We are home sick for the second day this week.  Poor little G-Man has bronchitis and E-Dude has the cough as well.  Thankfully they are acting like themselves, or Mommy would be insane right now. Breathing issues and little ones give me massive panic attacks, especially since E-Dude and his hospital visit earlier this year.

Despite my concern with every cough or congested and squeaky breath, here we are.  And lately, the boys have discovered the movie, A Christmas Story.  This happens to be one of my favorite holiday movies and a yearly Christmas Eve tradition.  Initially, I was thrilled to see the boys enjoy the movie in silence and awe without moving.

Now, upon our 10th viewing in 5 or 6 days, I am concerned.  Sure, I still laugh at Randy eating like a piggy, and the infamous battle of the lamp, but I can feel the joy ebbing.  I am certain this is revenge for having forced my mother to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a million times when I was a kid.

Help!

Monday, December 3, 2012

When life takes over!

So sorry I have been absent, my bloggy friends.  Work has been particularly brutal this year, combined with training for a marathon= one tired mommy!

Since the boys are now 3,  we feel it is important to teach as much about Jesus as possible-since it is so easy for Him to get lost in the glare of holiday lights and Christmas music.  We are starting Advent with colds and fevers, but by golly, here we go!

We do have an Elf on The Shelf (I know, I know), but the boys have a blast finding our elf, "Truck Trash." (Garbage day + Elf arrival day = trashy name, lol).  At some point, the Elf is going to bring them an ornament of Santa kneeling before the Nativity to remind the boys that even Santa kneels before God (borrowed this idea from my awesome friend!).  We are also reading scripture and talking about Jesus' birthday.

They have been running around the house yelling "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"

Because that is what it is about!