Here's a sort-of secret: I love Christmas, but I hate winter. Driving in the snow is scary. Getting coats on the boys before we go anywhere is enough to keep me homebound. And exercising without a gym in the winter is...tricky, to say the least.
So I've decided on some tricks to keep me happy in this turn-in-grades-make-a-new-syllabus season:
Lots of library trips for good books
Popcorn for snacks
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic snuggle time with my four-year-old
And occasionally, every so often, we eat dessert first
(The pony clip doesn't have desserts, but it does have Pinky Pie, and that's got to count for something, right? Plus there's a lot to be said for laughter in dark places--or seasons)