The baby sleeps in our room – mostly in our bed, but, more and more often, she will take a good nap in her bassinet and often she’ll begin the night with four or five hours there.

That’s great.

Except all the Christmas presents are in my room, and they need to be wrapped. I’ve tried, several times, and failed, every time, to wrap while she sleeps. No dice.

Thankfully, last night, I was able to put her down on the couch. After I cleaned the kitchen, finished baking a batch of cookies, and even tidied my desk, I really wanted to go to bed. But still, she slept. I decided that it would be foolish of me to not take advantage of this, and so, I wrapped.

With the exception of one present for Bill, one present that has not arrived yet, and a balance bike we intend to assemble on Christmas Eve, all of the Christmas presents are wrapped.


Rather, all of the Christmas Day presents are wrapped. We only give some presents on the 25th. We give some on the Feast of the Epiphany, and scatter a few others in between (really, is there a better way to begin the new year than with a new book?). Nevertheless, I am pleased with this accomplishment and know that Christmas Eve will not likely be a 2 AM ordeal, as has often been the case.

Now, off to bake.

3 thoughts on “Progress

  1. I have one Christmas Eve assembly, too, so we can do it together. 🙂 That “ginormous oven” some little girl is willing to give up her bed for.

  2. I think the balance bike (no pedals, no gears) is <>much<> easier than the oven (and I’m so happy for her!!) – plus, you know, I won’t be doing the assembly. I’ll be supervising and refilling the eggnog glass. But I’ll be thinking of you!

  3. Whoo hoo! You rock. 🙂 And there is no other way to start the year than with a book. I couldn’t agree more.

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