Christmas 2019 came and went so fast that it seems like it was all a blur. Sadly, it was mostly a blur because I ended up sick. Thankfully, it only lasted most of Christmas Day, so while that was nice, it was also a bit of a bummer because I could not enjoy the day with my family like I really wanted to.
I was expecting Cameron to wake up early like every kid does on Christmas morning. And while she did wake up fairly early, it was no earlier than her normal wake up time. It wasn’t like she was jumping on the bed, yelling at us to get up. I was feeling horrible at that point, so sadly I was just sort of laying there and trying to muster the energy to get out of bed.
We were celebrating Christmas at my father-in-law’s house, so the three of us, in our matching PJ’s (the one thing I asked of my husband this year), went downstairs to get the day started. While we tried not to spoil Cameron with gifts, she did still have a good bit under the tree from friends and family, and we didn’t want Christmas morning to last all day, so we figured, the quicker we had her start opening gifts the better. I laid down on the couch while we waited for my father-in-law to wake up and then we moved over to the tree to let her begin her present opening.
We wildly over estimated how interested and excited she would be to open gifts this year. I thought with her being two that this would be a magical year. I think I’m going to have to wait about one more year to get that excitement. While she did open a couple gifts, she of course was much more interested in what the gift was after it was open. We opened her first gift and she proceeded to want to play with that for 30 minutes and didn’t seem to want to bother with any other gifts. We finally had to sort of hide the gift to get her to unwrap more of her presents. In the end, we ended up unwrapping most of her gifts for her for the second year in a row. But she was excited for what she got. Some highlights were play food for the kitchen she would get once we got back to our house in Florida, a fisher price little people school, a Disney princess magnet set, some books, and some etch-a-sketch writing boards.
Us adults got in on the gift action too in between opening Cameron’s gifts for her. While I tried so hard to be excited about my new computer and my gift cards, I was still just feeling so bad. My husband did a great job picking out my gifts, I’m sad he didn’t get the overjoyed reaction to them because of how sick I felt.
Mid to late morning we had done a good bit of gift opening so it was time to sit back and relax just a little bit. My big idea of a grand breakfast went out the window, and I could not even think about what to make for lunch. Poor Cameron just had to eat what we could find in the kitchen to give her, but she was such a trooper, and honestly she didn’t seem to care much since she had so much new stuff to play with.
After lunch I did something I very rarely do, I took a nap with Cameron. I’m not one to take a nap in the middle of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to take naps in the middle of the day if time permitted, but I’m the type of person where if I fall asleep in the afternoon, I tend to wake up feeling worse. Today was not that day to care about if I was going to feel worse, I already felt terrible, and since I didn’t sleep well the night before I was exhausted. So Cameron and I took an afternoon nap, and luckily when I woke up I was starting to feel a little bit better. I was still crazy weak, but my stomach wasn’t bothering me as much, so I call that a Christmas win.
We spent the afternoon just playing with new toys, watching Christmas movies, and trying to rest and relax. My husband made a wonderful dinner of ham, green bean casserole, stuffing, and rolls. Not a large dinner, but it worked for us. After dinner I started to not feel great again, although this time it was a migraine I tend to be prone to if I don’t have caffeine, or eat a lot, or are stressed. Thus when Cameron went to bed, I was right behind her since we were driving back to Florida the next day and I knew I had to be better for that.
All in all, it was a great Christmas. I do wish I could have a re-do solely so I could be feeling better. Now we only have to wait another year for Christmas 2020.