Thursday, December 30, 2010
Happy New Year!
What are you doing on New Year's Eve? Partying? Making New Year resolutions? Spending a quiet evening at home? In the past, I've either went out or spent the evening at home, reading and watching TV, but this year I'm doing something different-my three oldest grandsons are going to ring in the New Year with me by spending the night. (Since it's two nine year olds and a seven year old, we might not make it until midnight!) I'm sure the evening will include Lego's, Bakugan, and some Dr. Seuss stories. (HORTON HEARS A WHO is a particular favorite! *g*) With three active little boys, I also expect there to be a certain amount of chaos involved, and I know my house will be in another mess come morning.
Will this be the most exciting New Year's Eve I've ever spent? Probably not, unless we decide to set off the volcano kit that I bought for them, but it should be fun. It's also something that my mother always did. When my oldest three children were little, my mother had them over night every New Year's. They would have their own little party with hats and noise makers, the latter of which she always very kindly sent home with them. (Btw-the day the tooters finally wore out was always a good one as far as I was concerned!) Then they'd sit around the TV and watch the ball in New York City's Time Square drop. To this day, my oldest kids still recall those New Year's Eve celebrations spent with my mom.
And isn't that one of the things this season is about...making memories that last through the years?
So bring on the chaos, the mess, and whatever else might happen tomorrow night. Hopefully, when these three little guys have children of their own, they'll look back as fondly as their parents do on a New Year's Eve spent with Grandma!!! (And yes, I'll be sending their noise makers home with them!!! I hope their parents enjoy them as much as I did!! *evil grin*)
Everyone have a Happy New Year and a bright, successful 2011!!!