Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Spirit

I've been a bit of a slacker since Thanksgiving.  Don't get me wrong, I did get up my Christmas tree.

But everything else....not so much.

Lael has been on my ass everyday about putting the rest of our lights up in the window and outside.

Yesterday was her last string.  I told her that we would see and she then paused and said to me calmly, "Mommy, the lights are going up, and they are going up tonight."

So naturally I did what any mother would do to her sassy child. 

I put the damn lights up.

Funny thing is she helped me for about 5 seconds before she got distracted.

So I said.  "It's funny that somone made a HUGE deal about putting up these lights but yet I don't have any helpers right now."

She then says "Mom, I'm busy, I'm making something.  Don't you have any Christmas Spirit."

Here is what she was doing as I huffed and puffed and strung the lights up.

Stocking.  Made out of construction paper.  Taped to my kitchen counters.

I don't have the heart to take them down.

Here's the one she made for D.


And of course she made her own.


I have lots of Christmas Spirit. 

But if she doesn't make me a damn stocking too, the lights are coming down.

Just kidding.

No, really. :o)


  1. Those are really sweet stockings! :)

    I thought I'd fulfilled my motherly duties for Christmas by getting the tree up even before Thanksgiving, but no! Both kids want to have more decorations for the house, to "make it pretty for Christmas."

  2. LMAO!

    That is hilarious. Too bad I already mailed your package or I would've made you a damn stocking too.

  3. I love those stockings. And darn right she better make you one too!

    My kids always complain about our lack of outdoor lights, but I just don't think we'll ever do them. We are scrooges.

  4. LOVE those stockings!!! But wait, do you have to fill them???

  5. Haha! You're too much! And those are bee-yu-tee-ful stockings lol!

  6. Hahaha - she had more important work to do, mom.

  7. LOL! I loved the stockings! So sweet she thought of her sister.

    Everytime we put up our tree I am always left to finish it.

  8. Awwww....those are the cutest!! How sweet of her!!


Those laughing with me...or at me.