I’m a couple days late, but happy Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars day!
Merry Christmahanakwanzikus. Whatever your religious beliefs/dis-beliefs, I hope you enjoy your holidays.
We’ll be celebrating Christmas in a fairly traditional manner. Gonna have the parents over from both sides, with the lack of the Mother-in-law being a painful exception. For the wife and I, this will be our first Christmas as a family of three, which is pretty darned exciting. The son has gotten pretty mobile, so I’m looking forward to having him running around between people and climbing on legs, drooling on everything and all around being a happy, nearly 9 month old little boy. The thought of it really fills my heart with joy. I know this Christmas won’t be one that he remembers, but it makes the whole thing feel more complete.
We have chosen to not give in to commercialism and buy a bunch of crap for our son that he won’t really use/remember/care about this year. We did buy him one gift. It’s as much for us as for him, though. A CD player to put in his room. Also has an alarm clock on it, so with luck it will last long enough to be of value as an alarm clock for him. We like to play music for him, but the player we’ve been using is umpteen years old and doesn’t work so well anymore. spend way to much time fighting it. So, reduce stress for parents and make it easier to play music for the kiddo. win / win.
I’m looking forward to having all these people together for Christmas this year. I’m sad that my sister is in Tennessee this year, cause having her and her husband would have this even better. I’ve got this “classic Christmas” image in my head that I know I won’t quite come to be; I’m more practical than that. I am, though, looking forward to cooking a great Christmas dinner. I’ve been searching and putting together a menu for the meal, which my wife doesn’t understand. There is something special to me about this Christmas, and I want to cook a special meal for it. That’s okay, though, she doesn’t have to understand what’s driving me for it, she’s being mostly accommodating and that’s enough.
Despite my excitement for Christmas, I’ve been a bit on the down side lately. Marital stress, mostly. My wife has been having some emotional issues that we’re trying to straighten out and she spends a lot of time worrying and working on so many things that I feel like I fall to the wayside some times. Like there’s never enough time for us to spend together as a couple rather than as parents or cohabitants working on fixing a budget/house/whatever. All these things are important. These are things that must be done. It’s just that working on our relationship is important, too and always seems to be shoved to the back burner. A common complaint for new parents, I know, so I’m trying not to give it too much attention, but it still eats at me, especially on my Gray Days, when I’m extra emotional. Le sigh.
As a side note: I broke 20 posts! yay! This is the longest I’ve managed to stick with a blog before.