Monthly Archives: December 2016


Episode 7796: Since the beginning of our lives together, it has been our tradition to open gifts Christmas morning, ooh and aah for a few minutes while hurriedly getting ready  to go to Grandma’s (Mike’s mom) house, forty minutes away. And we love this tradition.  Wouldn’t have it any other way.  Luckily, my family’s tradition was always to open gifts on Christmas eve. Of course, eventually my kids figure out there are TWO days of gift opening and try to exploit that at home too.  So we settled on one gift being opened on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning.  Well, this one year….they each picked a gift and excitedly opened them.  As Karma would have it, Autumn opened a package of socks, and Zach,( not to be fooled by a lightweight package),opened a twelve pack of batteries!!!!!  Hahahaha That was so funny……..and yes, I let them  open a toy, but not until they had to wonder a little….