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Thanks to our failed state of capitalism in America, I have been averting Christmas music since Halloween!

With children, this is hard to do. They’ve been waiting all year for Christmas.

My rule is NO CHRISTMAS UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING! I’m old-school like that.

Well, today was the first official day “After Thanksgiving”.

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Now I’m not exactly sure who is worse, my stepmother or the kids, but by noon the tree was decorated, cocoa had been consumed and Christmas carols had been sung.

The floodgates have officially been opened!

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By 2pm, our “Meme” had started a girls verse boys gingerbread house decorating contest.  There is nothing worse than competitive adults.  There were secrets, strategies, hidden materials…and collapsing gingerbread houses, but as soon as the icing set up, we were good to go!

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The girls house…

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and the boys house…

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Of course the trick is not to eat from under your foundation, but luckily there were left-overs.

I’d say the cousins had an awesome day. They were absolutely tuckered out.  I have to thank my Christmas-crazed stepmother.  She has definitely started a new family tradition!

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If that wasn’t enough, I had to try to get a little of my driftwood sculpture series done today as well.

I got half-way through my little folk-art dog, but then my youngest begged me to snuggle him to sleep.

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t think of a better way to end my day.

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