Of course, if Santa had not procrastinated and had wrapped presents earlier this week, (s)he wouldn't be so tired.
But no, instead, all of the wrapping waited. And since our Christmas celebration is a day early, that just made getting everything ready a little bit more of a challenge.
The Dude came over this afternoon and hung out with us...and after we finally got the last kid in bed, we started wrapping. We finally got everything done around 1:00am, with the exception of one last gift that needed to be picked up and brought over here - so The Dude is working on that mission right now and should be back shortly.
I didn't go all out with gifts this year. They got things that they needed plus a few extras. We're having dinner here with The Dude and his mother, and we're going to just hang out and relax and watch movies and spend time together as a family. Alex will be leaving sometime in the evening to go to his father's house, and I'll probably take the older 3 to their father's house after the late church service. They're going to get a ton of presents elsewhere, and they just don't *need* a lot of toys and games and junk.
On a humorous note, The Dude was getting ready to head back over to his house to pick up the one last big gift and when he walked outside, a cop car had pulled up on the street behind his van and was just sitting there - no lights or anything. He walked over to start his van, and the officer got out of his car - turns out that he had watched some drunks pull into a nearby eating establishment and he was watching and waiting for them to leave. Sure enough, a few minutes later, he went tearing out of the neighborhood like a shot! Given the former uh, activities that happened in this house before we moved in, seeing cops out front tends to make me a little nervous.
And now, Santa has to go make the cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Yay Santa.