The first school day after Christmas vacation is nightmarish. Not quite as bad as in August, but a close second. The night of the first school day is full of drama and chaos. By Wednesday, the routine will be smoother. :)
In the meantime, that's the reason I did not get all the decorations down and put away. It looks like Holiday Central in the living room. Translation: It looks like the dollar store on 90% Christmas markdown up in here.
I could put some of it away and do the rest later. It's better to do it all at once, though. Did you catch that? Reason #2.
I noticed today that plenty of my neighbors still have their Christmas lights up, too, and it looks pretty. Reason #3.