Chichi has pretty much been perfect thus far, and I can only pray that her curious observation of Pumpkin's defiance will lead to nothing further than just observation. She is a much easier baby than Pumpkin was, so hopefully the trend will continue. Sometimes I feel a little bad about just how much I am enjoying Chichi when I was never able to feel the same way about Pumpkin, but it's sooooo much easier to like a well behaved baby. Pumpkin basically didn't like her options and wasn't happy until she could crawl. Chichi has always been all smiles and is just nice to spend time with. Honestly, she makes my heart explode on a daily basis. Too bad she's going to be three someday.
As for the non-mommy stuff, I managed to have a reasonable social holiday season. We pretty much saw all of our close friends, and I even hosted a couple of events. I never have anyone over, but now that I have a decent room for entertaining, I'm feeling a little more motivated. I had my high-school gang over one night in an attempt to recreate the Christmas potluck that we used to have every year back in the good ol' days. Not everyone could make it but it was still good to see those who came. I noticed that we all seem to eat and drink a lot less than we used to. I made up for that the next night as I hosted the annual New Year's reject party. Yup, that's what it's called. Every year we make plans with another couple to do the fondue thing, and invite anyone else who has nothing better to do. We even had a few takers this year! I'm not actually big on celebrating New Year's, but it's cool to hang out with friends, break out the chocolate fountain and stay up late. Small pleasures.
So that's what's been happening over here. No major fireworks but the year is still young. Oh yeah, Happy New Year everyone!