I either slept or worked most of what would be considered the 24 hour period that is December 25th. It was pretty much uneventful, and unexciting.
I did enjoy watching the kids open their gifts, though. This truly is a time for them. They’re so full of magical energy. I’ll be sad to see the day when that wears off.
It didn’t take long for them to get guck on one of the new netbooks. I’m beginning to wonder whether I made the right decision with those. I talked to them, and explained that they aren’t toys, but I’ll be surprised if they were actively listening. I have a natural upgrade/replacement path in mind, and if they kill off one of those netbooks prior to it being time, then tough. They’d better learn to take good care of them.
So apart from the 45 mins or so that I was awake with the kids this morning, and the time spent with my parents for a fine prime-rib supper, it’s basically been just another day. Sad, really. I guess that’s part of getting older. Maybe.
Last year was the first Christmas where I truly felt “separated”. This year felt even more so. It’s just the nature of what is. Something tells me that this is the last year that we will do even the little family things.
Christmas 2009 was not the way that I envisioned it. Christmas 2010 will probably be drastically different as well.
Only another 365 more days to find out…