On the one hand, our way of doing these things probably did not resemble the majority of other people in the general population's ways. There were shouts of frustration and melt downs and dramas, time crept along slowly in spurts and there was plenty of mess.
And yet it was our most successful holiday weekend as a family. Who knows, maybe by 2015 or 16 we will find a groove.
I think I'm going to need some eggnog, but I am determined to keep trying my best to remain a hopeful parent in 2013.
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