There's not a whole lot going on around here lately. It's been a quiet few days, and that's a good thing. Brian and I (and the Bear) successfully recovered from the Great Christmas Poop, although Scotty did inexplicably wake up that night at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 (and then slept until 7:30). In my infinite levels of maturity, during the 2:30 wake-up, I woke Brian up and told him he had to get up if I had to be up. (the Christmas spirit, I know.) He took the 3:30 shift and marched into the nursery with a Nutri-grain bar in hand, ready to feed what we believed to be a starving Bear. But by the time he got in there, Scotty was already sound asleep again. This can only lead me to believe that he was having night terrors about poop and will now associate Christmas lights with defecation, will involuntarily poop whenever he sees Christmas lights, making my life 100x more complicated (not to mention messy), and almost invariably land him in therapy to discuss his childhood issues at the ripe old age of 3.
These are the musings in my head at 3:30am on Christmas morning.
Christmas Day was a lot of fun. After we all attempted to recover from a night with very little sleep, Scotty really seemed to dig his new toys. I struggled, however, since my camera was not working, I had forgotten to plug the video camera in and the battery was almost dead, and it takes my cell phone a solid three seconds to take a picture (making it nearly impossible to capture Scotty even looking at the camera, let alone smiling.) So we have very little record of that day, other than a few photos. But it's etched in our memories forever, right?
And yesterday, I dragged Brian and Scotty to do some after-Christmas shopping at Lowe's and Target. We looked a little silly since Brian was still clad in his Packer shirt, I had on my Packer sweatshirt (it was cold), and Scotty was wearing his Aaron Rodger's jersey. We looked like this little happy family of Packer fans as we trekked out for some good bargains. And did we find them! Holy cow. Aside from almost getting into a fist fight with another woman over the remaining silver ornaments, we scored 2 new trees (a nine-footer and a four-footer, respectively), almost 300 ornaments, garland, table decorations, a stuffed bear for the Bear (of course), and a bunch of storage bins for the same price as what we would have paid for the nine-foot tree had we bought it during the height of Christmas shopping. I was literally dancing in the aisles at Lowe's. I've never been a huge bargain shopper, but now I'm hooked! Sixty percent off is the way to go.
So that's about it. Since today is a day that ends in 'y,' so Scotty and I will likely go to a park this afternoon. We've already taken a morning walk and eaten our weight in Cheerios (him, not me.) I have some laundry going, some big plans to organize all of our new Christmas stuff, and have been eying the leftover spinach dip in the fridge as a possible lunch. If you eat it with carrots, it negates the fat content, right?