Four Christmases in twenty-four hours. Only ours went a whole lot smoother than the movie Four Christmases, Thank God.
Christmas #1: Christmas Eve
Our Christmas Chaos started Christmas Eve at Grandma Mary's house, which was, as usual, standing room only. The key is to arrive early enough for butt space. Christmas Eve is where having kids really pays off, because the kids can step and fetch while you protect your butt space. If you arrive too late, you're screwed, you've got to find some place to stand and that just sucks.
Of course, the Chaos was controlled by my friend Amanda, who provided us with a good sized bottle of Apple Pie Hooch. No shot glasses were to be found, but, hell, we're all family, we'll just share the bottle...
Sure beats the time, a few years ago, when we had a bottle of wine, but no corkscrew. Being the inventive family we are, we drilled (yes, power tools were involved) a screw down into the synthetic cork and used the claw end of a hammer to pry the cork out. We don't need no stinkin' corkscrew!
Christmas #2: At Home