Oh sure, the kids were cranky and still coming down off their post-Christmas high. And the house is a wreck because the storage boxes that I'm counting on to organize all our new stuff haven't arrived yet. And we've been eating leftovers for going on four days now, because I tend to over-bake around the holidays.
And that Noon Year's Eve party I promised the kids didn't even come close to happening. All partying took a backseat to keeping everyone content, well-fed, and in one piece. (That last part is critical. That's where we failed last year.)
But we did it. 2012 did not require stitches, which I'm pretty sure was my only New Year's resolution last year. The kids went to bed promptly at 7 p.m. with all fingers properly attached, and the hubby and I celebrated having survived another year of casts, ER visits, pregnancy, a new baby, sleepless nights, sleepy children, homeschooling, and more.
Bring it on, 2013. We're ready for you.