It seems to me that Christmas is always more fun when children are around. I remember lots of fun filled Christmas times growing up. There was nothing like mom's cooking and opening long awaited presents on Christmas Evening. This year I had Christmas Evening just my mom, dad and I. We opened gifts. It was similar to old times. We listened to Christmas music together too. It was missing my brother to be exactly like old times though. When you're a kid things just seem so much simpler. When I was young it was all about what I got for Christmas. As I grow older, just the thought that someone thought about me is so much more important than the actual gift itself. Today before going to work my niece and nephew came over for Christmas Day dinner and gifts. Watching them tear into gifts and ooh and awe at the stuff they were getting was fun. Undoing all the straps and trying to get things out of the boxes, uh, not so much. I was with them until around two. They were having a ball from where I sat it seemed. I miss those care free days. Let me tell you though, I am still one of the worlds biggest kids at heart and old Santa can drop by and leave me stuff anytime he wants. I hope your Christmas was merry and I hope your new year rings true. Until next year, here's hoping Santa brought you all lots of toys.