Aaaahhh... Here we are, basking in the Christmas Afterglow.
The Goombas were up promptly at 6 this morning, to see if the Big Man made it down our chimney. Or, rather, through our front door, since we don't exactly have a chimney. We all went downstairs to check out the loot that Santa left. Within seconds, our neatly organized living room turned into mass chaos with paper and ribbon flying everywhere. Bowser and I settled down with our coffee to watch the madness.
Peach was literally taken aback by her Princess dolls. She is still in awe of having her very own princess dress-up clothes. And, she is currently wearing every piece of jewelry that came with her dress-up kit, including the tiara.
Luigi actually screamed a little and his voice went up about 3 octaves when he opened his Wibbly-Wobbly-Shake-Shake Bridge. Then when he opened Rocky the Crane, I thought his little head would explode. Needless to say, we haven't seen him much since we took it out of the box.
Mario is wearing his new Green Bay Packers uniform and I have a feeling we will be hard-pressed to get him out of it. He has also already performed several magic tricks and is now snuggled on the couch with Peach playing the DS.
Santa was very good to Bowser and Daisy as well. Of course, we mostly just enjoy being entertained by the Goombas' reactions to everything. Glee! Delight! Surprise! Hey, that's mine! No, that's mine!!! I'm so bored! Aak!
We relaxed for a bit, played with our new trinkets, then headed to Grandma and Grandpa Bowsers for more holiday fun. Imagine, if you will, eight grandchildren, each with a pile of presents from Santa, Grandma and Grandpa, and all of their aunts and uncles. Hysteria doesn't even begin to describe it.
After the foray into present lunacy, we came back home to await the Zaz and Pop's arrival. Cue Round 3 of unwrapping delirium, all of the Goombas were spent. I am happy to say they are nestled all snug in their beds. Daisy and Bowser and are nestled around the table with the Zaz and Pop and some ice cold beers. And a good time was had by all...
So in the words of the great St. Nick...
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!