This was a Christmas Eve that will go down in the book of things to remember. We stayed home this year for Christmas and wanted to be home for Christmas Eve. We invited friends to come over and have dinner with us too. We had a typical Christmas Eve day...Mommy being busy and the kids being board driving me up a wall. We even took some treats around. We had a fun dinner with friends who the girls love to play with. I guess it all started with our friends coming over. Often, Jillian can't keep it together when there is too much excitement going one. She immediately found herself sitting in time out for some naughty behavior. We were finishing up dinner when we heard someone throwing up. Their little girl got sick, and that was the end of that. Jillian was still in time out when they left and got mad she didn't get to play very long.
So we tried to carry on the evening as usual...acting out the nativity, singing songs, reading the night before Christmas, and having yummy peppermint ice cream pie. Jillian threw us for a HUGE loop. She went into one of her tantrums...I would say it was the worst! After about 30 minutes of trying to get her to be the angel, her crying and saying "no," we put her in her room. Of course she quickly changed her mind and wanted to be an angel (quite ironic). Michael shut her door saying, "have a Merry Christmas." She yelled back the quote of the year.." A Merry NOT Christmas to you!" We started laughing so hard. They learn so much sass at such a young age.
Anyway, about 1 1/2 hours later, we had dessert and a story and saved Christmas Eve.
Jillian fell right to sleep after all the crying. Around 4:00 she woke up and spent the rest of the night in the bathroom crying, feeling like she was going to throw up. Yikes! She was up the rest of the morning. Needless to say, her parents were very tired.
It is great having crazy kids that keep things from being anything but boring!