That's what Seth asked as we sat up to the table tonight to enjoy an early Christmas dinner--complete with silver goblets, pewter S&P shakers, holiday poppers and linen linens! No one but me cares much that all the stops (well, all the stops we have) are pulled out for a dinner that the kids won't even touch (hence the bowl of scrambled eggs), but it's Christmas, the tree is lit, and why not?! So a pot of pork roast and saurkraut tenderized in the oven all afternoon--a Knudsen tradition to celebrate our German heritage--the smell is one I've memorized as "Christmas" over the years and it didn't disappoint today. We will have it again at my parents next weekend...to Craig's dismay.
Inside our poppers are paper crowns, cheap plastic toys and jokes. This was the best joke out of the four--for some reason I found this hilarious:
Why is an elephant large, grey, and wrinkly?
Because if it were small, white, and smooth it would be an aspirin!
Of course! The best toy was a little magnifying glass, look at the fun we had:
Yes, we are hard up for good times these days.
So Santa is coming in the morning...for the kids. Lucky dogs will have TWO Christmas mornings this year. I just hate to let a good tree go to waste with no gifts beneath her branches.
Today was also my first day back to church. All the talks and lessons were suprisingly insightful and filled me with many much needed reminders. Between tithing settlement and Sunday School, today was the most time Craig and I had more that 5 minutes to spend together--peacefully--thanks to kind friends and our blessed nursery. All in all a good day despite the 3 hours of sleep I barely got last night.