Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After

So, Christmas has come and gone.  Santa can rest for the the better part of a year.  It is the one time of year, maybe the one day even, when even the overly rambunctious of children seem a little less so.  Though kids are beyond excited, it's the good kind of excited, vs. just being excitable.  It is nice to have a day when no one is really in time out and the kids share without being told, even if it is only for a little while.  Sugar highs and lovely silence of the crash that follows, that is the sound of Christmas.

The house is a mess, and probably will be for about another day or so.  The toys that were too much work to go through yesterday will be first on the list today.  Time stretches on with softer edges and the hope is that it stays that way for awhile.  A bit of peace is easily shared.  A smile is like a cold, quite contagious.  Memories are made in moments and, on days like Christmas, it is the good ones that are easy to hold on to.

Here's hoping that the good always outweighs the bad and not so glorious moments fade into yesterdays forgotten.  Merry Christmas

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