Wednesday, December 24, 2008

They Say That The Grinch's Small Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

This year:

  • I will not wait until 10:00 p.m. to wrap all the gifts (the train may have left the station on that one already).
  • I will not tell Dave to "hand me the damn scissors already!"
  • I will not tell the children "That's it! Santa's not coming!" (But it's sooooooo effective...okay, no, won't do it.)
  • I will not snap at everyone to hurry up and get dressed and/or stop playing around and/or leave the damn cat alone and/or go pee and/or get your butt in the car when it is time to visit the in-laws this evening.
  • I will not make anyone cry by "calling Santa" (really? that one's effective too.....alright, alright, joy of Christmas and all that).
  • I will not tell anyone in a slightly (extremely) irritated tone of voice to "sit still and be quiet!" while we read the Advent Book tonight.
  • I will not yell at anyone when they get out of bed for the fifth time because they are too excited to sleep just because I need to get those @#$%!*#ing presents wrapped.
  • I will not tell them to go back to bed at 7:00 a.m. because Santa hasn't been here yet. Instead I will drink coffee and smile. Okay scratch the smiling part. That comes AFTER the coffee.
  • I will enjoy my children's excitement, laughter, and re-live the magic of Christmas vicariously. It is short lived and should be treasured. With or without coffee.
  • Definitely with coffee
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

XOXOXO - Irishembi and family

4 comments:

Dani said...

Oh I remember calling Santa when Zac was little! LOL

Enjoy every second, it goes so fast, I can't believe Zac is going to be 15, he still gets excited, but it's not the same as watching the little ones.

Dani said...

OH I forgot!!!

May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and laughter. . . . and lots of batteries.

A J said...

I remember those years well too...and.... These are the best years of your life...take it from your old decrepid aunt! I go back there every year with tears in my eyes and in my heart even tho I love today's Christmas' as much now as I did then :) Merry Christmas ShortStuff..

Miles said...

"go back to bed, Santa hasn't come yet" I love it! :-) I hope you had a Merry Christmas MB!

Nicole