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Happy Boxing Day! Christmas disaster avoided…barely.


Due to this post from Roni Loren (thank you for the warning, Roni) I’ve decided to remove most photos. 

Or as it’s known in the States, “the day after Christmas.” It’s the second biggest shopping day of the year, and I’m sure the stores are packed as I type. I’m content to sit on my couch, still stuffed from the massive amounts of food consumed yesterday. And there’s more to come, because my baby turns six today. My parents are visiting, and we’ll be having Christmas with them. Another big dinner, another round of cake. Going to be two sizes bigger by the time it’s over.

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday. Things almost turned into a disaster here. Nine p.m. Christmas Eve, Grace is asleep and Rob and I open the box her dollhouse came in. Kidcraft didn’t send the screws. We can’t put it together. All Grace wanted from Santa was this dollhouse, which I’ve had for three weeks and didn’t think to check the box. Only Kmart is open, and I’ve got twenty minutes until they close. I race through town and find some screws I THINK will be a temporary fix, all the while feeling sick to my stomach. Yes, my child is spoiled. But she’s also a big believer, and I didn’t want to see disappointment on her face Christmas morning.

Thankfully, her daddy can rig anything, and we managed to get the dollhouse in working condition, albeit a delicate one. The roof isn’t on yet, and Santa left Grace a note explaining the situation. Mrs. Claus will be getting the right screws in the mail asap.

Happy child, disaster avoided, two exhausted parents.

Apparently Grace has watched too many crime shows with me. The bedroom of her new dollhouse. Crime scene, anyone?

Have a safe and happy New Year. I’ll see you next year 😉

15 comments on… “Happy Boxing Day! Christmas disaster avoided…barely.”

    • Oh man, I was sick to my stomach. Felt so bad that I’d not thought to check the box. I knew the assembly was required, but never dreamed KidCraft would screw up the hardware.

  1. LOL. That “crime scene” dollhouse cracked me up!

    I’m glad the crisis was averted and your little girl got her dollhouse. Happy 6th to your little one!

    • Me, too. I busted out laughing when I saw it. Thank you so much. We are holiday’d out, that’s for sure. Hope you had a good one.

  2. It’s crazy what we parents will do to try to give our kids the “perfect” Christmas including including running all over trying to find that one toy they really wanted that’s sold out in every store.

  3. I think the Christmas Eve determination to assemble toys properly for believing children is one of the unsung traits of good parents. Good for y’all!

    • LOL, thanks. Rob was ready to kill me before we even realized the screws were missing. He’s tired of me buying stuff with 950 parts.

  4. Thank goodness my kids are out of the assembled toys age! I remember those stressful Christmas eves and mornings. Glad you made it through!

    The dollhouse scene reminds me of the song “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” even though there is no deer in the picture. 🙂

    • I’m looking forward to that. Our house is a ranch, and we’re always so paranoid of her waking up and walking out of her room. Our Santa secret would be up by then.

      LMAO. That’s awesome. Thanks!

  5. OMG love the crime scene. Riot! LOL!
    Love the house – it’s beautiful and I am so happy that disaster was thankfully avoided…phew!!!
    Happy New Year Stacy!!

    • I’m still laughing over it. Leave it to my child. Thanks so much. I love it too. Will be awesome when it’s all finished. I’ll post pics:)

  6. Man! I would have been in a panic when the screws weren’t in there. And I wouldn’t have checked, either. I would have left the box sealed so *nothing would get lost.* I can just see you scurrying around town in a panic. 😀

    Glad y’all had a good holiday. You’ll have to share whether you did the lasagna Christmas Eve. You know I want that recipe.

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