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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Santa might be the devil

Just kidding.

Just wanted to get your attention.

We are still here.  You know its bad when your dad asks if you’ve given up blogging.

The holiday season is kicking us in the rear.

I feel like singing the 12 pains of Christmas.

But not really.  It is just 24 hours in a day is not enough time to do all that my heart wants to do. 


It has always been this way.  Do you know how many Christmas presents I’ve given and had to say- “Don’t touch the paint! It is still wet!”? Let’s just say… a lot.n (Please… family members = no need to make a list in the comments section).


Plus… are anyone else’s kids super bad right now? They are like maniacs!  I need to know – is it the season?  Is it a reaction to sugar and lights?  Is it because we are out of routine?  Or…. please say no… is it because they are 3?  I need them to go back to normal once Baby Jesus is born.  Please…..


So Ray and I are going to do some shopping today.  I believe this might not end well.  He can be …. impatient …. at times.  I need way more stuff than he knows about.  And he already did his Christmas season duty for the day – addressing cards.  We have enough for 3 friends.  (That’s a big oops on my part when ordering!) – so if you get an e-mail Christmas Card … then – well… Merry Christmas!


Things yet to be done this Season:

Anything from Santa in our stockings.

Anything for Ray


Nieces and Nephews are not finished

No Christmas cookies baked

Our Tree… well – you can look for yourself.  Had a bit of a meltdown. (See… no lights on the top half… oops!)

House is messy.

Haven’t finished homemade ornaments.

um…. And pretty much all other things…. Yup… We are a little behind here.


Things that have been done this season:

Lots of hugs given to my children

Watched Frosty and Rudolph while snuggling on the couch

My children know the story of Jesus’ birth and can tell you. (They do call it a barn… but – we are ok with that.)

Made 4 gingerbread houses with my kids… because they realized it was fun and we had opportunities.

Rearranged our schedules to visit with some friends and family members we rarely see.

Took a cousin Black Friday Shopping – because it was fun – not because we had to.

Prayed hard to make decisions about our family … lots of decisions to be made.

Decided to be a contributor at a woman’s Christian Blog – more on that later. (I’m guessing I’m the bad one? Smile

Been a part of a few mini-miracles this season.  And Loved Every Minute Of It.

Made people our priority… not things.

Speaking of…. Not broken a blender in at least a month.


Merry Christmas.  How is everyone else’s season going?  Do my kids return to normal?


At December 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger championm2000 said...

From the looks of your lists, it looks like you have your priorities in order!

Hubby and I are also going shopping today (minus the babies). Here's to hoping we all have a successful day (and don't kill each other)!

At December 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger everettrj said...

UH can I just say AMEN and you are not alone. It is the season, and age, mine have taken to plucking needles off of our beautiful tree, so I'm sure by Christmas day it WILL be the Charlie Brown tree...All of my gifts this year involve paint drying or stitches being stitched, or mixing flour and sugar, but that IS what it's about. The love, thought, and care put into every gift. And like you I remind the littles every day that while we are excited about gifts and family parties we are most excited about Jesus's birthday....of course it is quickly followed by their chorus of "AND THEN IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY!!!!" ....but hey, we're getting there ;) <3 you to pieces

At December 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Anonymous Amy McCollister said...

Okay, I have no.kid, but I work with developmentally disabled clients, all 55+ and it's kind of like having a bunch of kids. And I must say, I hope it all goes back to normal because a few of them have besmeared horrible. And Christmas usually gets me stressed like crazy, this year much.

At December 18, 2011 at 12:44 AM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

Phew, it's not just my 3-year-old in particular...can't figure what's gotten into him, but I really believe there's no such thing as terrible's 3s. But your list is great...the one that lists the really important things like snuggling on the couch watching a Christmas movie. We're doing lots of that and my calendar is refreshingly blank and my plan is to keep it that way! Merry Christmas.


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