The wonderful thing about having small children at Christmas is how early they wake up on Christmas morning, bursting with energy and excitement. They cannot wait to see what's been left under the tree. The wonderful thing about having children in their 20s at Christmas is that they sleep in a little.
The other thing about them being in their 20s is that they both have extremely strong opinions on, well, everything, and explosive, personal-attack-type fights can break out at any time.
In the rush before and the excitement of children returning home for the holidays, sometimes moms forget to take care of little details. Like buying food. There's plenty of milk, as Christmas tradition requires the baking of cookies, but not much of anything that a couple of picky eaters are interested in.
It doesn't seem that "baking too many" chocolate chip cookies is possible.
Thank goodness for Chinese restaurants. And delivery.
The older your children are, the more inside jokes you have. And some of them can still make you laugh so hard you snort Dr Pepper up into your nose.
Not a lot of knitting gets done on Christmas day.
Christmas tradition: picture at the top of the stairs. Sometimes with animals, sometimes not.
Christmas Eve tradition: red boots.