Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day!

Christmas is over. The last present has been opened, the candy canes eaten (most of them, anyway), the hot chocolate has been drunk, and the Christmas crackers popped with proper pomp and silliness.


It's time to remove the empty advent calendars...


...box up the ornaments and decorations for next year...


...haul away the tree...


...and stash the nativity figures in a place of easy access for Easter, when we'll need them again. I tucked ours into a drawer in the living room, except for baby Jesus, who went missing after the younger girls decided to have a Nativity scavenger hunt. We'll continue to seek Him in the days to come - which has a nice symbolic ring to it, I think.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Look at you so on top of things. I thought earlier that I should have taken our tree down, I guess I didn't have enough energy but to think it.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Debbie - About Christmas Day the tree starting dropping needles - it was time for it to go!

Christy said...

I am taking the ornaments off the tree today, but everything else has been put away. Our tree has been dropping needles for days now!

Ticia said...

Im impressed at your organization! I am not lookong forward to the mess ill have when i get back home.

Kendra said...

I certainly hope your jokes were far better then the ones in our crackers! Not to mention the crowns, this year's crowns were too big even for the adults without a little help! lol

SarahElisabeth said...

Here, in England, decorations seem to go up much later and are traditionally not taken down until either the 12th day of Christmas or close to this. I usually manage to take ours down before 6th January but usually not until the New Year.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Wow, you are fast! We keep the tree until Orthodox Christmas on January 7, but it's a fake tree that doesn't give us any trouble :)

Anonymous said...

My two boys love having the tree up for as long as possible. We even put it outside on the deck until it becomes too dry to look at. What is the rush???

Marcee said...

Ha! Nice picture of big "D"!! Happy New Year!!! Do you guys need a puppy, have ONE left!!!