Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What are your plans for New Year's Eve?

I am a big-fat-party-pooper.

There, I've said it.

New Year's Eve has NEVER been a big deal to me.  When I was a little girl, we used to sleep at my grandma's house and at midnight she'd let us go outside and bang the pots and pans.  She had this bell that I used to like to ring.  I think that was the last time that I actually enjoyed New Year's Eve.

Sure, when I was 17, 18, 19...I would party with my friends.  Actually, scratch that, when I was 18 I was forced to stay home because I had a psychotic ex-boyfriend who my mother and grandmother were afraid was going to hurt me while I was at a friend's house.  Grandma plead her case and I stayed home that year.  God how I miss her!  

When Frank and I started dating we went to some parties but once we had Nick, we were homebodies on New Year's Eve.  Occasionally we'd have friends over or go to a friend's house but really, I just prefer to be at home.  I have no desire to be on the road with the drinkers...actually, I have no desire to be at parties with the drinkers, either!

I make a ton of fancy snacks that Frank and the boys like and we watch movies, play video games and all that until about 3 minutes to midnight and then click on Dick Clark.  And really, can we just let Dick Clark stay at home with some dignity for crying out loud?  That poor man should not have to be on TV in his condition!

After the ball drop, I call my mom and my sister, sometimes my dad (he's harder to get in touch with on New Year's because he always has something going on) and by one a.m. I am asleep.

Anyone have anything exciting planned?


Frugal Vicki said...

Your plans are exactly like mine! The only difference is that we LOVE New Year's Eve. We consider it our family holiday. Only t.v. watching allowed is at midnight, we play board games and eat lots of yummy food and just enjoy us.

I remember the first year we did it, after we got home with all of our goodies, I locked the door behind us and literally leaned against it, sighed a happy sigh and is just us all weekend, we have nowhere to go.

So you aren't a party just need to change your perspective a bit!

Da Dude said...

The wife and I stay home also. Generally we're asleep between 9 & 10 pm. We'll wake up a little before midnight when the neighbors blow off left over fireworks from July. Maybe they get them just for New Years. e kiss, wish each other a Happy New Year and go back to sleep. OMG! We're boring!