Our family time wasn't Christmas themed...just lots of fun time together. After church, we watched America's Funniest Videos (AFV) as a family and played Kyler's favorite game - CHARADES!!!!! That game was NEVER my favorite or even a game I liked as a girl. I was too embarrassed to play it! But Kyler (who never gets embarrassed...unless he has a turkey feathered bottom) could play this game forever. Which is quite a feat when you consider his words are generally about superhero movies or video games. When he first discovered charades, he only acted out Spiderman or Wolverine. He also always held up 3 fingers for 3 words. Confusing since Spiderman and Wolverine are only one word each. He wasn't telling us the amount of words, he was telling us how many syllables there were! It was REALLY interesting trying to play with him when he veered from Spidey and Wolverine! I should have taken a photo of Kyler acting things out, he's always very enthusiastic about it.
This is what most Sunday evenings look like at our home. It's the easiest time for me to run the kids laundry through and know that they have the clothes they need for the week. Colton was so happy to tell me what he learned in church. He even grabbed me in the hall to inform me. He learned (and it was even in the teacher's manual - he liked having the black and white proof) that we are NOT to do ANY chores in our homes on Sunday. Now that's a rule he can really get behind! He did say if I was willing to relax the no video games on Sunday rule, he'd be willing to bend the no house chores rule for me. I know....you wish you had such a thoughtful teen!!!!