Welcome to my blog! I wanted to start blogging when I first found out I was pregnant - really just to keep family and friends updated on the progress of the baby, but now that our little man is almost 4 months old, I thought what better time than now to start sharing what is going on in the Castelli household!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Compromising Christmas

A wise friend once told me, "Not everyone opens their Christmas presents the same"...you know who you are! :)  I am finding this to be so true!  While Justin and I were attending a holiday party last week, we started talking about how we wanted Christmas morning to be for Roman, and what kinds of family traditions we would start now that we have the little guy.  My family would tell you, or really just make fun of us for our previous Christmas traditions.  In our typical fashion, we usually can't make it any later than 2 days before Christmas before we break down and decide to give each other our gifts.  This year, we've decided we should really wait until Christmas morning - maybe open one gift on Christmas eve, and that's it!

Where the compromise comes in is how to do Roman's presents and where Santa comes into play!  I grew up having ALL of my gifts from Santa, and ALL gifts wrapped.  Justin grew up having gifts from Mom and Dad, and gifts from Santa, and Santa's gifts were unwrapped.  Obviously, we each think the other's way is crazy!  I mean, why would you want to run down Christmas morning and be able to see everything Santa got you in one quick view.  Justin questions why we never wondered why our parents didn't get us gifts for Christmas!  Soooo, we've decided to compromise, and wrap all but the largest gift - yes just one!  Most gifts will be from Santa, and then one gift from us we'll probably let Roman open on Christmas Eve.  We'll see how this whole thing goes!  Who knows, we may be changing it up next year! :)

P.S. Sorry for being MIA the last couple of weeks!  I promise to be more diligent about blogging again soon!

1 comment:

  1. I just started reading this Ang and I had to laugh because Erik and I were the exact same way as you and Justin. I got presents from both and Santa's presents were unwrapped because Santa doesn't have time to wrap presents - duh!! That's how we did it this year and Alex went crazy when he ran down the stairs and saw the toys just sitting out. So fun to start your own traditions huh?