Thomas was so much fun for Christmas this year. In years past he has helped open his gifts, not really interested in the act of opening nor in what he found inside. This year he couldn't get enough of opening. Occasionally he'd stop to check out what was in the package, but mostly it was on to the next package, ripping the paper a little at a time, tiny bits of paper being thrown here and there. At the start he needed help getting started, but at the end he was a pro. He also quickly figured out that soft packages most likely meant clothing, and he'd toss those aside without bothering to open them. Stinker.
Thomas received way too many gifts, but he really loved most of them, and as the days go by I'm sure he'll love the rest. There was so much excitement involved as we went from my mother's house to my mother-in-laws house, but he was so very very good. He had a great time and it was such a lovely Christmas with him. It's so nice to see how much he has grown and how he is beginning to enjoy those things other parents take for granted that thier kids will do and enjoy. I can't wait for next year!