Okay, we just had dinner. The mood is generally festive and bright. People are eating, talking, and laughing. The food is delicious. The Christmas music is back on. The boys, ages 4 and 3, have been having a wonderful time together.
But the teenaged girls don't really want to be here. They're both sullen. Ahhh. Yes.
The little boys are sooo excited about opening their presents!!!