Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Now What?

The house is wreck. A couple of toys at your home are probably broken.  You're "worn slick" from cranky kids, cooking, eating too much with too-little sleep, late nights and your "special" pain-in-the-neck inlaw.  Ye-ah.  
One such year our (then) young son came up to me the day after Christmas and asked in a snotty, bratty, bored tone, "What now?" Obviously he was tired of his day-old toys.

In tired bewilderment I stared back.  "I don't have a clue."  "I cry from exhaustion."  "I vow to not do all this next year."  *deep breath*

"We make a place for all our new things and donation box for the less-used.  We clean up. We nap. We recuperate," I finally answered with authority.  He ran straight back into his room.  Phew!   Anyone know where I'm coming from?    This is not our son, just a stock photo, but it captured his look. LOL. 


The Lucy and Dick Show said...

A good description of Christmas coping. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

kimsound studios said...

I love this "now what?" We are out to shop for sales and this picture will represent me in the afternoon. xo

Anonymous said...

Merry "after" Christmas to you. My decorations are already coming down...I usually wait but better do it while I can. Surgery on the 6th on my foot so I am off and packing!

Dawn said...

I'm so there!

Marina Mott said...

This is really a good "now what" picture!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Raising three boys, I have been there, but now we just visit each of their homes on Christmas day and sigh and be smuggly satisfied it it them going through the after Christmas exhaustion, and enjoy our grandkids, leave and go home and take a nap.
On the serious side, I loved your post the day before, such a sweet caring person you are, and I am sure it touched someones heart who was in the place you discribed.

caroline joy said...

What a great answer! I love this time of year, and all the "lead up". It's the "let down" that I hate dealing with ;)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Ah yes the wonderment of Christmas... still I do hope you enjoyed yours.
But then there is always the New Year to look forward to.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love your blog, we usually make our gifts each year to give for family and friends and knowing how long they take to make they don't complain. Now however, we just do cards and donations to our favourite charities on each others behalf.

Laurie said...

Yes, I too have been there! My kids are older so it's different. I figure all the work, exhaustion and effort are a little like child birth. The effort and exhaustion fade and before you know it, we're ready to do it again!!!

Exquisite Accessories said...

Hee, me too, I know the feeling & I have 8 week's of it summer hol's here in Queensland HELP!!!!! :)

Andrea said...

Blessings and hugs,

Kelli said...

You certainly hit the nail on the head with this post! :) We've all been there, done that.

Blondie's Journal said...

I can't quite figure it out. Our children think we are boring yet they come to us when they are bored! lol! I love the answer you gave your son and the photo is perfect!


Draffin Bears said...

Lovely post and so true.
Christmas can be like that and all you want to do is go and relax and read a book.
Happy holidays.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I do, I do, says the mom with 6 kids!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

So true! How can one be bored with all these new toys! Oh School you must start soon!