Not doing the Santa thing has its advantages. No midnight (or later) wrapping parties here! Our gifts had been sitting under the tree for a week before Christmas ready to go. Amazingly I didn't wander in the living room to find any/all gifts unwrapped and the floor covered in paper. My work schedule was cruel (i.e. I had to go in very early) the days leading up to Christmas and I had to work Christmas Eve so we decided to open our gifts on Dec. 23. This also eliminated the need to haul all of these gifts down to Pikeville and back again.
This year was definitely involved a lot of faking it until I made it as far as the holidays went. By the time the 26th rolled around I was completely exhausted from work/Jasper not sleeping/pumping all the time. People at work would ask, "How was your Christmas?" and I'd give a half-hearted, "It was okay." Because I was frickin' exhausted! I hated to seem so negative but that's just how it was this year. The tree was up, we made sugar cookies, a made a christmas card/birth announcement, wrapped gifts etc. I think I did pretty good considering that I really wanted to be in bed by 7pm every night. Perhaps next year won't be so crazy? Or maybe just a slightly less tiring version of crazy??