At noon this day, we were playing Where is Sock Monkey?
One player is the ‘Hider’ and they hide the money with a part of the monkey sticking out. The other players take turns drawing an oval card that has questions on them, “Is it in a room with a clock,’” the Hider answers with a ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and the card is place on the board under that answer. When a player draws the ‘Go Look!” card, they review the hints on the board, then has 40 seconds to go to a room to look for the monkey. Our Hider left the monkey in simple view, but the children could not see it. It was funny as we could leave it on an empty dinning table and the children still could not find it. If someone finds it, they have three chances, they win. If no one finds it after three chances, the Hider wins. We played about three rounds.
There were lots of toys for the children and the adults alike. The men received video games and disappeared shortly after the gift opening ended. The children spent sometime playing with their new toys after changing into their new clothes.
Now, the children are sugared-up and bouncing off the walls. We are getting supper ready. We have a big meal on Christmas eve and serve pizza and soda on Christmas. My family started the pizza-on-Christmas tradition about fifteen years passing after I decided it wasn’t much fun spending the day cooking and cleaning dishes. Now, everyone enjoys the day and the company.