Army of Mom

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12.26.2007

Santa Claus Came to Town

Happy post-Christmas to each of you. Did I post this picture? I can't even remember because the anticipation of the holidays, deadlines, activities, etc, just made it damn near impossible to get everything done and I didn't get everything done. My bathroom is still gross and has a stack of cleaners sitting in the floor just teasing me every time I take a whiz and don't clean. And, heck, I've forgotten what I was supposed to get done. Anyway. These are the children with the Santa at Cabela's in Fort Worth. He's a good one with his own beard. Little Bit kept stroking it. She thought it was pretty cool. Just last year, she wouldn't get near the same Santa and would only get in the picture if Mrs. Claus was there. Brings back memories. When she was 2, she called him Ho Ho. She worshipped him from afar. So, Santa came and went. In his wake, there are remnants of tape and wrapping paper in the freshly vaccuumed floor. There is icing and dirty dishes, pots and pans in the kitchen. There is a turkey torso in the beer fridge waiting to be picked clean and turned into turkey soup. So much to do and no desire to do it. I just want to bask in the glow of Little Bit playing with her Disney princess lip gloss rings, Hot Rod's World PeaceKeepers blowing up the princess dolls and Pickle with Ipod buds popped into his ears casting sideways looks at the annoying younger siblings who can't understand the angst that goes with being 13. Oh yeah, and Army of Dad parading around the house in his new No. 28 Adrian Peterson jersey. Yeah, I scored bonus points with that one. Now, if I can learn how to work my new GPS navigation device, perhaps I won't call Army of Dad to help me find my way in Houston when he's in Dallas because I'm lost. We'll see if I can overcome my technology challenges to work the damn thing. Now, his Christmas Eve gift for me - which wasn't opened in front of the children or folks - that I can manage to work just fine.

3 Comments:

  • At 6:28 PM, December 26, 2007, Blogger Army Wife said…

    Merry Christmas AOM, to you and yours!! May 2008 be blessed!

     
  • At 9:55 PM, December 26, 2007, Blogger Once Upon a Campsite said…

    We did the jersey thing here at our house - Eric got Romo, John III got J. Jones, they both got Galaxy jerseys. But, I think AoD would get a good laugh from this...I sneakily got Big John a jersey too, and I was so proud of myself for keeping it a secret. Until it came in the mail....I somehow ordered him a Terry Glenn jersey! Arrgh! How did I make a mistake like that?!?!?! I knew he was injured! And of course, it was too late to mail in and exchange. Oh well, who knows. Maybe he could make a superbowl appearance? (wishful thinking)

     
  • At 9:17 AM, December 29, 2007, Blogger Mo K said…

    A belated Merry Christmas, AoM! Happy 2008, too.
    Oh, and ha-cha-cha! (your Christmas Eve gift) I'mna forward that linky to Hubster ;-)

     

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