Five days ’til Christmas… really?

What happened to December? It feels like we just celebrated Big’s birthday and now bingo bango here we are at Christmas! And all we have to show for it is both boys with ear infections and snotty faces. I hate winter. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but seriously sickly children are so not fun.

They’re on the mend now, but we had a few hairy days. Throw in the fact that Small is clearly suffering from the ‘terrible twos’ and my sanity is also now in question. 

 It’s not all bad though. Good things have happened in the last few weeks too. I think (and am hoping this sticks) that we’ve come to a decision regarding what will happen for grade one where Big is concerned. So that’s taken some of the pressure/stress off.

Small has started to repeat some words – not many, but at least he’s making an attempt which again takes some of the stress off.

Big and Small have started to play together, rather than just beside each other, so that’s been great too. Both boys had their Christmas concerts on the last week of school too. I had to miss Big’s concert since Small was sick, but we bought the DVD offered by the school so I can watch it over and over. Managed to get to Small’s concert and of course it brought me to tears to see all the wee kids (they’re 1.5 to 2.5 years old in Small’s class)

Small ready for his big performance

dance and sing. Small got shy and needed to cuddle during his performance, but it was super cute no matter what. MIL also came to visit for a week and it was great! She brought her dog with her – Major – and it was great to see the boys play with the dog and of course it was great to see them with their grandma since they don’t get to see her that often. We also put up our Christmas tree finally and the boys just loved that.

Overall, things are progressing along nicely. We have Christmas dinner on the 24th – we celebrate on Christmas Eve as per South American tradition. We don’t go all out with presents on Christmas so we’re not dealing with battling the crowds at the mall. This year the gift for the boys is a Wii and they’ll be getting some small Santa pressies.

So in 5 days we’ll celebrate Christmas; then 2 days later Small will turn two.

Two already. I’ll cry.

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