Besides seeing what my boyfriend comes up with, the best thing about christmas this year is seeing my parents, brothers and sister.
I havent seen them in 2 years, im excited, but also terrified.
Its gonna be a 500+ mile trip each way, by car in winter
Im terrified of the driving, but at least im sharing it with my boyfriend.
I think its made me realise christmas isnt just about presents, but also the 4 weeks we get off work (the perks of working in a school!)
I've got one even worse... I'm most looking forward to Christmas being over
We always have such drama in my house... first the decorations are a mess (I have to undo all the lights or else my mom will throw them across the room) and the tree is never straight, blah blah blah. Then when it comes time for presents, my mom always gets me things I won't like (mainly clothes) even though I INSIST every year that she promises not to get me these things, she always does anyway. Then she always makes everyone feel bad because she spends way too much money and nobody is happy.
We try, we really really try to keep her happy this time of year but she just gets insane. I really wish we could just not "do" Christmas anymore but it'll never happen.
I do love the time of year though, and seeing all the houses decorated and making people happy when I find that one special present... its all the other stuff that ruins it for me
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."
Having my best friend visit from Texas... my little nephews opening presents... the big family dinner... and it just wouldn't be Christmas without my grandpa watching the 24 hour 'A Christmas Story' marathon