I’m convinced that no one should ever tell children that they don’t have school or that Christmas is coming in X amount of days. Kinderboy#2 (aka enthusiastic morning kid) was up before 6 am almost every day this week (except yesterday). My Christmas wish (2 weeks of sleeping in) won’t be granted this year. Gee, thanks Santa.
And do young children really need to know Christmas is tomorrow? Why can’t we just spring it on them? All I’ve heard this morning is “Is Santa Coming tonight or tomorrow?” followed by “What are we doing today?” Well, I had planned a “relaxing” day of laundry, cleaning, cooking, completing a few wrapping projects, and upteen other activities. Isn’t it enough that we’ve “done” stuff all week (i.e., Build A Bear, appointments & the movies???) Luckily, Mr. Scott is getting off around noon today to come home and we’ll bake that last set of Christmas cookies to decorate tomorrow. I’m still trying to figure out how to get the roast cooked in time for Christmas Eve dinner…Usually I cook it all day long in the oven (on around 250 degrees), but in the middle of that, I’m gonna have cookies heating up the oven to 350 degrees. So, should I put the roast in later to allow for that or remove it to a crockpot while the cookies bake? But the crockpot will take up precious counter space needed for cooling the cookies. Decisions, decisions.
On a very bright note, I decided to ship my revised ghost story out to a few agents from my wish list who didn’t get it the first time around (since you aren’t supposed to send them revised manuscripts unless they’ve requested them, I’ve been holding a couple of agents in reserve). I’ve gotten two requests for partials and one request for a full. So, Santa, if you’re listening, I know what I’d like in my stocking on Christmas morning!
Well, I’d better get back to dishes, laundry, and finding something to keep the kids busy for an hour or ten.