Today will be the first full day without having a single extra person in our house since the middle of December. Our Holiday Season began with the return of our oldest daughter bringing home her boyfriend from Scotland, tagging along by way of Tel Aviv was a friend our two oldest had met in La Paz a few years ago. From the time the kids walked through our door, after a visit to the Toronto Christmas Market, our front door became a revolving door, laundry never stopped and it was a mission to keep food in the fridge and in the pantry. I thought I was well prepared lol!
The youngest of our family rolled in from the East Coast and with her another addition to our family arrived from Rhode Island. Our last girls were home and it was time to truly get family on! 12 hours and 25 people later, we were all in the Holiday mood. This holiday time made my husband and I think that perhaps we CAN all survive adult children.
There wasn’t a single fight, there was help cooking and cleaning up. Loud euchre games, beer pong, air hockey and FIFA tourneys. Lots of UK Gin, good wine and amazing food. We taught our Israeli things about snow and Christmas and fun times in Toronto. Watching a 29 year old Scot and our daughter build snowmen with an almost 3 year old is enough to melt your heart. Christmas with an Israeli and a Scot, one for the record books!
Now it is time to begin the big dig out, not of snow but of detritus left behind by our band of merry revellers. Getting things organized again may take awhile, I think I may have to take time to have a cry in this empty,too quiet house. Miss them all.