Even though last night started off well, Neva and Rei having a sleepover; it ended with Rei (who was still awake at 11:00) sleeping with Shelley in the home office and me on the couch. Neva woke this morning with concern, wondering where her sleepover friend went.
There was more "grocery shopping" with the toys, some "fire fighting" as well as the requisite Dora watching.
A session with some Play Foam, tiny coloured adhesive beads that can be shaped into imaginative designs and creations, brought out the OCD-behaviour in the adults trying to re-sort the kids' mixed globs of sculpture back into their component colours.
Our New Year's Eve evening shapes up to be pretty much the same as last year: playing games, listening to Seán Cullen on the radio, and eating appetizers the entire time. The more things change, the more they stay the same. On this night of the year, we wouldn't have it any other way.