Thursday, December 20, 2007

Queen Christmas

Okay, everyone must be busy with the Christmas season, or everyone is wearying of checking my blog when I NEVER update anymore because I’m not feeling the love here. I’m trying…really, I am. I’m still a little shaky, but mentally gearing up for the family Christmas marathon that starts on Saturday. And we must be feeling better because we are brining THE entertainment, the person FOR whom Christmas trees were put up for and presents were wrapped for, and stockings were hung for. Me? Ha! THE grandchild.

Each and every year my sister and I would argue over when we were going to open Christmas presents with our immediate family. I would fight for Christmas Eve night so we could then sleep in the next morning…ever pragmatic. My sister, wanting to hold on to the joy of Christmas morning as a child, fought equally hard for opening presents Christmas morning. Eventually, my dad would dub one of us “Queen Christmas” that year and we would get to decide when we opened the gifts. Of course, the problem came when we could never remember who was Queen Christmas last year and who gets it this year? Like usual, I’m sure Jona got her way most years!

All of that to say, I hope Isabelle enjoys being the undisputed Queen of Christmas this year. Too bad she is too young to enjoy the power.

7 comments:

jaydensjourney said...

We used to do Christmas Eve once D and I got to college, since the grandchildren have arrived, the grandparents are hard and fast about it being Christmas morning. I think the default is Christmas morning until Queen Christmas is able to negotiate with Oma and Opa on the matter. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Jona said...

THis will be her last year as Queen Christmas,next year she will have to share her crown with a new little cousin, and I am sure it will never be that same again after that. OH well, she can enjoy one more for the road!

Wendy said...

Oh Danielle, we still love you! :) Christmas is never the same once you have kids. I still think it works out in our favor though. We trade Christmas rotating around us for the very precious rare gift of seeing Christmas through a child's eye and that is sheer bliss!

Michelle said...

Okay Danielle how does Christmas work for your family? Do you get to have Christmas with Isabelle and Conrad by yourselfs and then go to all the families, or do you celebrate all at one time?

Anonymous said...

She is the undisputed Queen of Christmas at my house; can't wait for Christmas Eve. I can't help but think what excitement Grandma Frances would have had with her; and can you even imagine the gifts. (I have to make up for some of those.) I have really tried to do better this year! Please feel the love coming from me; I look every day for the update (even tho I don't post very often). Love you guys........
Aunt Brenda

Anonymous said...

Tell me, really - is there a honest to goodness book called Queen Christmas? We gotta get it so I can read it to my baby girls at Christmas or maybe I should write my own about my Christmas Queens and tell them the stories about their mommies!! Love you, Oma

Anonymous said...

Yes, there really is abook entitled, Queen of Chrsitmas by Mary Engelbreit. Haven't read it, but it does exist. Enjoy reading now and then. And yes, Grandma frances would be ECSTATIC with Isabelle!!!! She is a doll. Hope you all have a wonderful Chrsitmas!!!
Love, Kay