MFS' post (posted a few days ago) about Christmas sounds just about perfect to me. I am lucky enough to have delighful nieces and nephews who love to play with my children and sing. I have sisters who love to read and don't worry about what they eat. We have a pajama kind of family, and we will be spending one of the next few days at the dinosaur museum near my mother's house. Why would we want to spend our time doing anything else?
Christmas has always been a time of wonder to me, and, so far, we've been successful at having peaceful holidays that are not full, but easygoing and quiet.
And that dinosaur musuem is lots of fun. They have a huge erosion table with sand and running water. My sisters and mother and I have as much fun as the kids building dams and pools, and then flooding all the dinosaurs downstream. :)
By the way, MFS also posted about Reading Lolita in Tehran. I was sure she had, but when I searched her blog last week using the blogger search thing, I couldn't find it. Today I found her handy little search the un-blog space, and found the recommendation.