After we had Christmas morning, we cleaned up and had Christmas again with Greg's mom and Uncle Bill in the afternoon. Bob came over, too, and we ate a giant turkey dinner, with all the fixings, and opened even more gifts.
I actually passed out at 5pm from exhaustion. The kids wanted to open every single present immediately and begin playing with them, but they got a ton of science experiments, requiring adult supervision. After Gregory got into his chemistry set and burned a hole in his hand, I actually posted a schedule for yesterday to keep them in line.
9am-10am: Chemistry set with Gregory
10am-11am: Sewing kit with Amanda
11am-12pm: Anatomy kit with Sarah
12pm-1pm: Robot Construction with Austin
1pm-3pm: Marble Run Construction
I don't actually do assembly or construction. That's why I married GREG, so it's a giant stretch for me to do these things, but I did manage to do 14 chemistry experiments with Gregory and we learned the difference between alkali and acidic compounds. I hid the chemistry experiment after that.
By the time I got to Austin's robot and read this in the directions, I was like WTF????
Who designs these toys, SATAN? Considering Santa is an anagram for Satan, I'm thinking it's possible.
I did manage to map out the house with Austin and we got the robot programmed to walk out of the den, go to Greg's recliner, and say, "My name is Otto. You. must. die."
Sarah learned the inner workings of the human body while I tried to assemble a skull.
This caused me to send out S.O.S. pleas on Facebook.
You're on your own kid!!!
If anyone's looking for me today, I'll be dissecting bugs to put underneath a microscope, constructing a solar panel, a weather station, doing a charcoal filter construction for a clean water experiment and working on the marble run, which might be completed by April.