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Welcome to my world every holiday! DH's family switches things every time and switches the time a few days before.
2 days ago we were going for brunch at DH's aunt's, and dinner at 4 at my parents (early because Cam goes to bed at 5:30 still...). Now his aunt switched from brunch to dinner at 5. Thanks. So we're going there from 2-4 (since she said don't show up till 2), and my parents 4-5:30ish and hope Cam doesn't melt down. Good thing they're only 10 minutes apart! But every holiday is like this and I am so done running around.
I hate the running around too, makes the holiday so stressful that I don't enjoy myself. Easter until this year was always the same and I liked it.
Christmas we used to do the run around until DD2 was born and I put my foot down and said enough was enough. I made a plan told DH, his parents and my parents how it was going to be and if they didn't like it too bad because that's what the kids and I were going to do. If this keeps up with Easter I'm going to have to put my foot down again.
Christmas is worse! I wanted to put our foot down but we got sucked in this year again. We'll see how this year goes.
DH's family occasionally does something for Easter. Its not consistent year over year if they even do anything, or even if his mom's side does something or his dad's side does (this year his mom's is, his dad's is doing nothing).
One more day. One more day. We can get through this
Heading off into the craziness shortly. Cam didn't nap before church, fell asleep the last 10 minutes of church, and finally went for a nap at 12:30....we leave after he wakes up!
The Easter Bunny visited our house, he got 4 trucks to finish off his collection of them (they're little Tonka ones from Walmart), PJs, a pair of overalls, and 2 of those pouch things that they can suck on? The Easter Bunny also left Oh Henry eggs for me and Rolo eggs for DH
Finally home! Church this morning, and then out to dinner with my parents (my grandmother had to reschedule her dinner to tomorrow night), then to the park. I'm exhausted! The kids are watching Sophia the First and then heading to bed
Today didn't go too badly. But I want to strangle my nephew, or my SIL. He kept coming up and getting right in Cam's face. It scared him and he would cry. We would ask him not to do it. My SIL wouldn't do anything to make him stop. Thank goodness they were late, and we had to leave early (to head to my parents) so we were only there at the same for about an hour. But seriously. My nephew is 7 years, Cam is 7 months.
Our holidays are not to crazy, but we have set family and places. Easter my house my mothers family. Thanksgiving DH family, Christmas(my parents are usually in Arizona for the winter) so Dh family here because we have the cattle that have to be fed. You want to see us ya gotta come to us. My brother and sister and I usually have Christmas between Christmas and new years.
I made that recipe yesterday as part of my baking for dinner last night. I took your suggestions added extra graham crackers and less butter. It was really good!
I made 4 desserts, an apple pie, the peanut butter bars, jellybean bark and chocolate and vanilla cake pops. I thought there would be 30+ people at the dinner like every other year. There were only 17 people, 9 adults and 8 children. Someone could have told me I wasn't cooking for the extended family!!
Hi everyone! I am off today and DP is working, so I am home alone with my son. It is really nice to have some mommy son time! He is napping so I am relaxing a bit before I start cleaning. I'm hoping he has a good nap. He is in a weird spot right now where 2 nap a day is too many but one doesn't seem to be enough.