The last of our company is gone, but the tree still glows in the corner. The little-girl presents still litter the living room table, not far from the play kitchen…which is right where Santa left it.
There are more cookies, candies, and other sweets in the house than we can (or should) eat in a month. Meal times have morphed back into Dinners, rather than Feasts. Thank goodness for Planned Leftovers – no one feels like cooking right now…
The return to normal life is toughest on Angel… After three whole days of having a houseful of people who would play her games whenever she wanted, it isn’t easy to be told, “Not Now,” or “You need to play by yourself, Honey…”
It’s a process – we’ll get there. Yesterday was better than the day before, and today will likely be even closer to average. We’ll do our Regular Saturday Stuff, put a few more Christmas toys away in her room, and maybe have a cookie (or two) for a special treat…
Tomorrow, we’ll figure out how to rearrange her bedroom so that the kitchen fits…wish me luck?
And, to help ME get back in the swing, The 4 O’Clock:
Cold and clear. Still no snow, but maybe soon.
And a dog.