Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A Family Affair (or two)
We have a lot of family & family friends with young children and/or expecting within the next year. The topic of "sleeping in" on Christmas gets discussed and how no child ever sleeps in on December 25. And that is when my mom and I pipe in with, "Well..." I am the oldest grandchild on my father's side, and we have room in our house to host. So my father's lone sister spent the night because really, who wants to miss a 3 year old on Christmas morning? All four of my grandparents were also in attendance and the story goes that they were all awake and sitting in the living room, in front of the fireplace and the stockings and the evidence of Santa delivering his goodies, just waiting for precious little me to wake up. I looked at my mother and said, "Was I three or four?" And we both answered: I had to have been three because I wasn't allowed to sleep in post-diabetes-diagnosis. One simple day, and all of a sudden a story has a specific date.