Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog I love that I have my followers and friends so well-trained now that when they ask me, "How was your Christmas?" they know to immediately follow up with, "Crazy, right?"

Truthfully, nothing amazingly catastrophic occurred. The kids were a bit overwhelmed by all the family and activity and that led to some hyperactivity and tantrums (Holden) and some clinging and shyness (GB). There was also some last-minute Christmas magic involved.

Let's recap.

All season long, Holden has been telling me/Santa that she wants "ballet shoes, ballet socks, ballet dress, ballet coat." So "Santa" went ahead and obliged... as well as signing up for dance lessons in 2016.

Tuesday night, Holden came home from school with this:


Nothing like last minute requests #lettertosanta #weefees #ohbotherblog

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That's right: the kid was now requesting a rainbow. Luckily, I have awesome Facebook friends and this happened the next morning:

Christmas Angel @ohbotherblog

So my Christmas Angel was able to help make this happen: Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog

The kids got up at a reasonable time on Christmas morning and waited patiently for Mommy to give the go-ahead.

Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog

Somehow that photo didn't turn out as sweet as last year's:


#waitformommy Merry Christmas #ohbotherblog A photo posted by ohbotherblog (@nomiddlenamemeg) on

The Mondo Bloxx that took "Santa" forever to fold were a big hit.


I hate myself. #mondobloxx #ohbotherblog

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I was super excited for the Bell Charm Necklace I found on Etsy. Who remembers these from the 80's? Holden wore it to school this week and has already broken two charms. Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog

And, of course, the ballet stuff made an appearance. She hasn't touched any of it since. Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog  

But the rainbow was the star of the show: Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog  

GB did not know what to make of the whole "Christmas thing" so I have lots of photos of him looking confused: Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog

But he got a lot of "hucks" (trucks), his current favorite thing, so that elicited some smiles. Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog  

I've been trying to breed Star Wars fandom, so I was pleased when the kids stole someone else's Light Saber gift for some Christmas morning fun. Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog   Surprisingly, GB was the one who turned immediately to the Dark Side.  Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog Christmas 2015 @ohbotherblog

Goes to show you never can tell with The Force.

Overall, a lovely oh bother Christmas indeed.


Christmas Kids #ohbotherblog

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Merry Christmas from oh bother blog

Merry Christmas from oh bother blog