By midnight the last glass was finally placed in the dishwasher and all the wrapping paper thrown away. The excitement of Christmas had been replaced by a whole-body weariness that only comes from the holidays. Entertaining of family and little ones are extremely rewarding, but also extremely draining.
With pj’s on and all the lights off, it was time for a long overdue appointment with bed. A good night sleep was definitely in order.
But such was not to be the case at our house. Sleep would be elusive, and peacefulness would not be found that night or any night since.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/rick-ryckeley/01-03-2014/patches