The requisite posed photo op of decorating the tree. Jack is putting on his happiest of faces so we can all see the joy he feels spending time with his family while his screen privileges have been revoked.
Gracie helped me decorate and she had a pretty adorable idea. If you've seen the move, "Elf" you will get it: the jar says, "Buddy don't eat thease [sic]!"
And that's it, the extent of our decorating this year.
I like to have my shopping done early, so I had the kids finish their lists. I generally have them ask for just a couple of things they really want. Here is the list Jack presented to us. How did I get such a smart-assed teenager? Shut up.
I can't wait to see the look on his face when he opens the box of meat, My Little Pony, and carton of cigarettes. Or maybe I'll just get him the handsome sweater. Especially after he tampered with my list and misspelled it, to boot.