There isn't a regular 25 Days of Christmas post tonight.
We attempted reading tonight...he* wasn't having it. Oh well. He went to play on his own and I did my own thing, too.
*he=Marshall, not Matt.
We're only 8 days in, and I've beaten myself up a handful of times already for not reading a Christmas book or getting a post up. But you know what? Life happens. Life will go on if I don't post 25 different posts for 25 straight days. Maybe next year (I'm not holding my breath, though).
There are just always going to be nights when Marshall is too fussy or too active to sit still and listen to me read a book. There are lots of times when he's MUCH more content sitting by himself and flipping the pages and "reading" on his own. And hey, if he's happy and content, then I'm not disturbing him. Let him be.
Then there are days/nights that are extremely busy and wear us ALL out and we ALL just want to call it a day and go to bed. I need to make myself take a chill pill and just go to bed those days, so I can be refreshed for whatever this crazy kid will do the next day!
So, the next time we read, we may or may not get completely caught up on all the books we need to have read. All we can do is try and see what happens!