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At two o’clock this afternoon, Janice packed up her baby, grabbed her passport and headed for the border. Yes, this is the first Christmas since we were 3 year olds waiting for Santa that our Canadian dollar has sent us south to stuff stockings.
As I wearily explained in my middle of the night Christmas Tour post last night, our crazy life of working-at-home with babies and preschoolers underfoot leaves a pitiful amount of time for the typical holiday preparations.
And so in our typical twin fashion, we get through by sharing the workload. Janice shopped while mom worked and I babysat and worked as much as possible.
So it is now midnight and Janice is just about to cross back onto Canadian soil and pay a barrel of taxes on her way through. We only live a few minutes from the border, but it was a marathon trip and she’s exhausted. Unfortunately, Olivia slept through most of it and is likely now ready for a night of play.
But still, today I was jealous. If you can believe it, I wished it were me in the overcrowded stores pushing my way past other frantic mothers who’ve left their shopping to the last week.
I’m rather tired of being home with my computer as my only relief from diapers and temper tantrums. I’d love to get out by myself and do some damage to my bank account.
But logistically it made more sense for Janice to play speedster Santa and collect up a bag full of gifts for all our kids at once while I stayed here to field calls from other moms who decided to push the UPS delivery date guidelines to the limit.
So we are tackling…. but just not house cleaning this week… What about you?
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