Sometimes if we have Christmas cards left over I will wait until Dec. 22 and mail them out to our “fringe friends” just to make them feel guilty. This year I thought I would try to get on the good list for once and share what we sent to our friends and family with you. It can’t be all great but even with the weak parts, it is still my favorite time of the year.
Some parts of Christmas make it the best time of the year. Other parts, not so much.
- The look on tiny faces as they peer up into the attic anxiously awaiting the first box of Christmas decorations.
- That moment when the tree is finally lit and decorated and the floor is vacuumed and you can sit back and take in one of the first moments of Christmas.
- Electricity is in the air, presents are being hidden, elves are up to mischief, children are on their best behavior. The anticipation starts to build slowly and if you’re lucky it becomes almost tangible.
- The best sing along music of the year, even when your wife tells you to let Whitney hit the high notes in O Holy Night by herself.
- Pausing the hustle and bustle to read aloud about what happened that night in the little town of Bethlehem.
- Shouldn’t Christmas decorations come with coupons for couples counseling?
- Sorry honey, I tried to dry my hair without following the steps on the Christmas light electrical flow chart you made and now all the lights in the house are out.
- Stands of Christmas lights that only light halfway are the reason for the first spiking of eggnog.
- I think I just found a Frasier Fir needle in my underwear.
- Do people still use the word tight to mean cool? Because that would make me feel better about how last year’s Christmas sweater fits
I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday and 2015 brings happiness to you and yours.
Oh, one more thing. I got to be part of a very cool project this year and join with 30 other writers to create The Big Book of Parenting Tweets These writers are insanely funny and I was honored to be included with them. If you are a parent, have a parent, know a parent, or are thinking of becoming a parent, you should buy this book. It is full of short snippets of the raw and honest side of parenthood and it will leave you laughing out loud. Seriously, it is great. Ok, pitch over.