Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thank goodness!

Good morning everyone!

We have survived the holidays! Thank goodness they are OVER.

We had a lovely afternoon at EGH's sister's house (just the two sisters, their two kids, and Dr SIL's pleasant husband Soon-to-be Dr BIL), the day before Giftmas.

Then, yesterday, we went to FIL's.

The children's gifts were mostly OK, though we did get some electronics (which we repeatedly ask that they NOT get), and a lot of branded products (ditto), but they also got wonderful dinosaur toys; massive, sturdy trucks; art and craft stuff (including a FAB craft table!); etc.

Fiver loved the food, the babies all had a good time playing with their cousins, and I managed to not have a meltdown, lol.

I am no fun at gatherings. I feel sorry for EGH (who is v. patient with me), but I just have a problem coping with these sorts of things.

I don't mind crowds. I don't enjoy them, but I can handle them just fine. It's social situations where I suck.

I'm socially inept; I dislike loud, continuous, or repetitive noises; and, honestly, I don't like most people very much. It takes me about a half hour to get to the point where I want to find a nice dark closet in which to hide.

I never have enjoyed partying or clubbing, and holidays at the in laws fall in the same category. A tiny handful of people whom I enjoy talking to in a building full of people whom I don't know, don't care to know, or outright dislike? And I'm supposed to enjoy myself? Nope.

Not to mention the noise. The cattle-yard cacophony of a party. The loud drunken laughter; loud obnoxious conversation; televisions blaring; holiday music; electronic toys and games honking, tweeting, and shrieking; children (that are not mine) running and screaming; and those idiotic holiday stuffed whatevertheyares that sing, talk, dance, and wriggle (which I have no objection to - in principle - except when folks think it's hysterical to activate them OVER AND OVER AND OVER and stand around, wineglasses in hand, and haw!haw!haw! like it was the bloody cleverest thing evar.)


AAAIIIIIIEEEEE!


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See, I didn't do that last night. At all. Aren't you proud of me?

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Alright, enough drivel, here're some pics of the bubs in their jammies from aunt H and cousin E:



Boy, age 5, and the HCTD, age 4


The Incredible Bulk, age 2, and Bitty Girl, age 3

And my fave pic of all:

The Cowlick Kids - Fiver, age 9 mos, and Boy

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posted by MrsEvilGenius @ 7:06 am   3 comments

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Einstein

OK, this has nothing to do with thrift or mommying, but it's COOL! I want one!

(PS, gather your babies around, they will love it.)


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Is Christmas over yet?

I hope everyone is surviving the season!

We're having our usual array of automotive failures, sickness, and injury. *rolls eyes*

More later. I promise!

For now check out this youtube vid of a hysterical singing stuffed reindeer.

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