Twenty-Five Days of Christmas – Bah Humbug

It’s almost over and the spirit is fading.

I’ll turn on some Christmas music, trying to find something I haven’t listened to twenty-five times this season. Sing along praying I didn’t miss anyone in my last minute shopping. Double and triple check the list before the stores close for the last time before the big day. Probably threaten to cancel the whole thing four more times before my little guy goes to sleep for him acting up while watching Christmas specials.

We will sit down and read a good Christmas story, something with a positive, happy message. I’ll tell my boy, “All I want for Christmas is a good kid.” He’ll roll his eyes and ask what else. I’ll get a huge hug as he skirts off to bed with sugar plum fairies dancing in his head.

I’ll spend the night setting up for Santa. Wrapping last minute packages and trying not to curse over a broken nail or two. Even with the preparation of extra batteries, I’m sure I’ll run out. Extra tape, probably not enough. I’ll fill the stockings with all the little goodies and fruit, and try to remember those times when I woke up in the morning to a beautiful tree. Then laugh over every year when my mother said, “Bah Humbug”.

I’ll eat the cookies and drink the milk, careful not to leave lipstick on the glass. Adding more to my holiday eating. Fall into bed well after one and be up bright and early with the camera ready for smiles that make it all worth it.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Twenty-Five Days of Christmas – There’s no place like home…

No I’m not having a Dorothy moment. I really don’t like traveling during the holidays. Other than going through the airports with a huge teddy bear handing out the back of my backpack  for a nephew, or two (Thanks Grandma!).
A little help coping this year?

Give yourself time.

Don’t run around like a chicken with your head cut off. Really it’s not pretty. You know when you have to leave, you know everything that has to be packed. Do it early.

Entertain everyone.

Yes I received more smiles than you’d believe with the teddy bear(s), but don’t forget games, music, and books for your travel time. Specially with children.

I’ll add to this that if you are in a good mood  you will rub off on those around you. Take the silly reindeer antlers. Wear the flashing button. Wish every person you see Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas, etc. Do just like the airline attendants just go through the list.

Offer a hand

I did this else where for my Christmas blogging but it stands true day to day. See the poor ragged mother trying to balance the kid, car seat, stroller…offer a hand and a smile. Grab the bag for the guy standing behind you instead of him squeezing in. Wash the windshield of the elderly couple getting gas at the next pump.

They sing, I write

Elvis Costello – it fit

Claire’s favorite

It’s the Beatles – man how could I go wrong

So it’s writing letters. I love it. lol

Music for my Morning

Posted On September 17, 2009

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