The countdown started weeks ago around here, and now Christmas is only 1 day away. I’ve been busy for weeks making to-do lists, scouting sales, shopping, wrapping, and making more lists.So far the only hiccup is the lost bag of stocking stuffers. Not too shabby.
We checked things off our family holiday bucket list, too. Making Gingerbread houses,driving into Boston to see the “big tree,” visiting Santa (who arrives by helicopter in our town…), making cookies, and singing carols to our neighbors. We’ve watched the standard Christmas movies, read the nativity story and T’was the night before Christmas many times, and saw a Christmas Pageant.
The kids have been working on their wish lists for over a month. My husband finally asked me this week what I wanted for Christmas. In the midst of all the activity, I forgot to make my own list. Matt and I only do stockings for each other (no big gifts), but left to his own devices stocking stuffers are iffy. My husband is a giving and generous man, and also very practical…(the stove top grill pan he place next to my stocking one year or the neon orange hat and scarf set-so I could be visible at night).
So, I’m not taking any chances this year. Here’s what I really want for Christmas:
1) To wake up on my own after 6:30 a.m. With no alarm be it mechanical or child-made.
2) To find a local restaurant that specializes in GF Vegan calzones. And a coupon for a free calzone.
3) To be able to shower more often than grocery shop.
4) My blog to be featured on Huffington Post (it’s a wish list, right?)
5) A pair of slip on sweater boots to throw on as we run in panic to the bus stop. (It’s finally too cold to go barefoot.)
6) A day where my kids don’t fight. With me. With each other. With themselves.
7) A coffee shop with a complementary babysitting room attached.
8) Matching socks so that I’m no longer embarrassed at birthday parties at the Jumpy places.
9) For the charities that we support to hit the jackpot on a scratch off ticket
10) An avocado tree
11) To eat one meal without my kids stealing half of my food (I’m looking at you, Ava).
12) World Peace. (Don’t judge, it’s an oldie but a goodie).
13) A jump board for my reformer (pictured, right. hint, hint)
14) A GPS tracking device for Logan’s lovey, “Charlie.”
15) For the people I love to be healthy and happy, and to make wonderful memories with them all year.
What’s on your list this year?
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