This was originally posted December 16, 2008. I’m busy right now and with nothing inspirational to write, this cracked me up to reread, since most of it is still true today. Additional comments from this year have been made in red.
(I TOTALLY ripped this idea off of my funny friend Karen’s blog, so sue me…but first go over and see what her kids are needing for Christmas…)
As you know, the kids have made excessively long lists, diagrams, and collages of the things they would like to receive for Christmas this year. Here are a few things that I’m requesting:
LUKE: A healthy dose of hurry-up. That boy is on his own schedule, and while that’s fine some of the time, it doesn’t always work out that he likes to dilly-dally.
BENNETT: Volume control. I’m going simple, here, Santa.
JACK HENRY: He would like his morning nap back, please. He apparently lost it somewhere in the last week and I’m just not OK with that yet. Oh, and if it’s not too much to ask, the ability to sit still during finger/toenail clipping so that it doesn’t always have to resemble a WWE Smackdown event. Santa – I feel like you really delivered on this last year. As long as he keeps taking his afternoon nap, we’re golden. This year, he needs to learn how to pee in the potty. Please let the cool underwear he gets for Christmas make him actually want to try out getting rid of his diaper in the next several months.
MATT: For Charter television to make a deal already with the Big Ten Network so that all Illini games would be broadcast at our house.
ME: Patience by the truckload. A day at the spa. Jeans that fit without showing my butt. Thinner thighs. My 25-year-old-face back. New carpet in the playroom. (CHECK!) That agitator-less washer and dryer combo that I think would make me a better person. A desire to work out. Someone to clean up all of the new toys that the boys are getting for Christmas. A backyard makeover, and we might as well throw in a new front yard as well, since no grass grows there. The ability to get by on 4 hours of sleep a night.
Whew! Sorry, Santa…I got a bit greedy there at the end. I’ll leave the whole list, though, so you can just pick and choose.
I’ll leave the cookies and milk by the little pretend Santa’s workshop decoration, and some reindeer food* for you. I’ve been a pretty good girl this year.