Christmas comes early to our house, as it does every other year that Nat takes Ben for the one holiday we share (the rest we divvy up based on when it’s celebrated, which is not always the day that it’s TECHNICALLY celebrated upon), and we spent the morning gorging on chocolate-y sweets and cinnamon rolls. Well, I had a diet Coke. Because The Nausea, she is something fierce these days.

(It’s completely unfair that NOW the nausea would return just in time to NOT EAT my favorite holiday treats. Like chocolate chip cookies. Because nothing says “Christmas” like chocolate chip cookies, right?)

It’s been a wonderful day, so far, despite the fact that Ben is now gone and my heart is heavier than it was before. Watching the boys laugh and play with all of the goodies (while Alex body-slammed his brother) that Santa brought warmed the cockles of even my cold heart, and reminded me that this, THIS was what Christmas was about. Not enforced cookie-making, not faux ebullient merriment, not about in-laws or out-laws. It’s about family and it’s about magic.

I hope that each and every one of you is spending some time with people you love with all your heart (and probably some that you pretend you’re not related to), and I hope that some of the magic that has been lost over this year is regained. Somehow.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and all that goes in between from Casa de la Sausage to each and every one of you.

And remember: Aunt Becky loves you even if the rest of the planet thinks you’re an asshole.



45 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, Baby

  1. Have a great one! I too am trying to remember what’s important… just because I’m the only one who wants to watch the Grinch, and I’m the only one who wants to decorate the tree and I’m the only one who wants to listen to caroles, doesn’t mean that everyone else is wrong. They just don’t do things my way!

    But I’m with people I love and we will have a wonderful time!!

    Merry Christmas

  2. Merry Christmas, Becks & the entire Sausage Clan.

    I ate gingersnaps for breakfast. Joy! I don’t know if you like them or not, but those are my fave Christmas treat. Coincidentally, ginger is excellent for nausea! My gift to you.

  3. Merry Christmas Becky, Daver and the boys. I thought that pukey feeling went away after the first trimester. You are opening my eyes to all the lies I believed about pregnancy.

    Feel better and enjoy your holiday.

  4. You too?!?! The nausea… I thought that was something I’d never experience again, but it’s baaaaack! I had it bad a couple of days last week and even took the Zofran with us to the beach. It’s not as bad now, but this is not fair at all.

    I was going to knit your wee taco a hat, but I’m realizing it’s just not going to happen. I am sorry 🙁

  5. I’m an asshooooole-e-o-lee-o!

    Just here waiting for the other assholes to leave so the boys and I can have fun and relax!

    Thanks for being a pal, Becky. You rock.

    Down with 2008! Here’s wishing for a better year to come for us all, with fingers crossed and hope in our hearts.

  6. I *am* having a great day with people I love, for a delightful change! How happy to hear that you are (and did) too. Hope your belly gets a grip! And no matter if everyone else thinks your stark raving mad, we all love you back!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Becky!

    The only thing I wanted for Christmas was to have my baby boy home from the NICU and in my arms. My wish was granted, and we are finally all together as a family. Me, the hubby, Gracie and Carter. Among all the crappy things that have happened this year, finally I have what I’ve wanted all along ~ my family together in one place.

  8. Merry Christmas, Aunt Becky. I’m sorry you won’t have all your kids with you tomorrow.

    (Wait… the rest of the world thinks I’m an asshole? How did you find this out?!?)

  9. Merry Christmas, sweetie! We made chocolate chip cookies today (for real from scratch…because it’s the holidays!) and what we don’t leave out for Santa, we’ll eat in honor of you!

    I’m sorry your whole family won’t be together tomorrow, but I hope the day has some high points.

    Merry Christmas…

  10. The whole universe thinks I’m an asshole? I thought it was only people I actually knew. Crap. Thanks for letting me know.

    BTW, I think chocolate chip cookies are appropriate for any holiday, including Christmas, New Year’s, Fourth of July, Tuesdays…whatever.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Let’s toast our sparkling cider to a merry and Happy Christmas!

    (I like the sparkling cider better anyway, and we don’t need to get Amelia drunk just yet… wait for next year at least… kidding!)

    You rock, miss.

  12. I’m finding the spirit as I watch my boys have an awesome time, it is so about the magic, and just believing in it. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and I’m glad to have met you, too!

  13. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Isnt ownership just wonderful lol! Wishing you the best. I’m glad all is pretty darn well on the homefront and sorry that the cookie eating is not going so well. Personally…this year…I’m into peanut buter fudge. The out=law sent it aka as mother in law that we have not seen in at least 15 years!

  14. My house guests have left and I’m catching up on blogs. You mention chocolate chip cookies and I think, “Yes, that’s what I want.” I pour a glass of milk, go to the container that I filled with chocolate chip cookies only two days ago and IT’S EMPTY. I didn’t get to eat ONE. I spent Christmas with a houseful of cookie munching assholes. Once I get over the cookie craving, I’ll love them again, but I just can’t right now.

  15. Merry Christmas dear Aunt Becky! You have been in my thoughts so often in the past few weeks, I hope you are doing all right. I hope you had a lovely day even with the missing of your boy, that must be so hard.
    Bless you guys, have an amazing weekend.

  16. Hope it was everything you wanted it to be…and are you gonna drop that taco pretty soon? I was wondering if you already did…it’s been a few days since your last post…

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