So, yesterday was Boxing Day, which mostly no one pays attention to in the US.
( I know the tradition of lining up the servants (thanks to wonderful British imports such as Upstairs, Downstairs) and passing on the gifts that weren't quite up to par (or so "last year"), but what happens in Britain on Boxing Day in 2014 when mostly no one has a fleet of servants anymore? Don't look for an answer here; I have no idea!)
But this is what very early Christmas morning looks like in a family with four small boys.
Do you think they're excited?
So much noise and fun.
Most of my company left for home in the afternoon yesterday. I was tired of cooking and talked out, so Mom and I decided to try out the newly-renovated movie theater nearby and its reclining armchairs and saw the new version of "Annie".
On the way home we picked up Chinese take-out in little boxes and went home for a long winter's nap.
Our version of Boxing Day.