I just realized I haven't posting a long time, so here's to what we did this holiday season. We started off with a trip to Midland so I could play mom to my sister with Zelda. We had a mostly ok time, and visited the Santa House in Midland.
|Sleigh ride, inside.|
|I'mma get that phone!|
|Mona talking to Santa|
|Zelda didn't want to sit on his lap.|
We also went to Great Grandma Judy's house for that family Christmas party. I didn't want to go and felt super left out since no one talked to me the entire time I was there. I also didn't get to see Zelda's face while she opened presents. On top of that I had to work Christmas morning -nothing is more depressing than elderly that wait around all day for their family that may or may not come. Christmas night we drove to Traverse City to spend the night and boxing day with my parents at the Great Wolf Lodge.
I used to hate that place. Growing up, during high school and my early college years, I hated going. I wasn't the right age or had independence to do what I wanted. Now I can just enjoy it for the kid reasons without feeling weird or awkward about it. I can enjoy the borderline LARP-ing with my daughter as she waves a wand around.
(I know sounds backwards, lets play magic games and not believe in Santa. Oh well.)
It has been impossible to get any pictures of Z too. She knows what the phone is for and wants to play with it all the time. She is good enough to manipulate the touch screen, and figure out a few of the apps to play music.
The plan for New Year's is not travelling. Not driving late at night and then driving back to GR the next day. Done with that for sure.
My only hope is that the next year is less dramatic. Less breakups and less trouble.