I hope you have all been having a merry holiday season! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this year to be over!
My sisters, nieces, brother-in-law, and their dog are finally gone so the peace and quiet is finally back. No more Mom and what she calls lecturing and I call nagging at my big sister, Garbage Disposal, about the proper way to raise a child and infant; no more Dad muttering to Mom behind Garbage Disposal's back about his disagreement on how to raise a child; no more Mom and Dad making annoying baby noises (trust me, it sounds more obnoxious when Asian parents do it); no more Mom and Dad speaking to their grandchildren in Chinese even though they don't understand them (one is at the age she can only wail, the other only understands the words she learned in that Nick Jr. show Ni Hao Kai Lan); no more Mom trying to poorly persuade Garbage Disposal to leave her children at her home so that they can take care of them (no comment); no more waking up early because of a crying infant and a screaming three year old asking for her dad and knocking on my room door screaming, "Aunty Kristy, the sun is up!" (the three year old has one decibel level and that's LOUD); no more headaches and a stuffy nose from my allergic reaction to anything four legged and furry; finally, no more surprise pee puddles from the four legged friend, the infant, or the three year old (I need to invest in a waterproof mattress pad).
But hey, not everything was bad. I have to say I will miss playing The Settler's of Catan with my brother-in-law and HTML even though they kicked my A*# big time. There was also the better food I've gotten to consume since the parents cook better meals when their other children come home. I also received some nifty gifts that HTML considers morbid but I consider cute. And here's my coffin with Dracula Pig, along with my Virginia Woolf signed giclee print.
Since I gifted the second print this month, I'm now able to reveal it to you.