That's what we did for our now-AS. His grandparents (who are very nice) met us in town at 10am and brought him back at bedtime. He still had the morning with us to open presents, then went to Gramma's house and spent the day with mom.
The next 2 yrs, we were going out of town, so they did his xmas visit the last working day before the holidays.
For a 3yo, 2 christmases is awesome. lol Just be prepared for the sugar-high when they get home. It's just part of fostering. I find the SWs more lenient when it looks like a placement will be short-term.
Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum
to my soldier since 1998!