Day 19-About a year ago today, life was much fuller because the kids were involved in more activities, even though I felt like we had pared things down. This year is much simpler. The kids are mostly in school based clubs and activities and usually, all I have to do is show up and smile for them. Excellent.
Day 20-Last night, I decided to re-institute family game night. It had been a while, so we made up for lost time by playing approximately 15,000 rounds of Uno while listening to Christmas carols. Even the babe played, so thrilled when she was able to put a card down on the pile. Spending time with my family means a lot to me. I selfishly guard our time together, hoping (foolishly) that it will help keep us close.