Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Highlights (And you thought YOUR family was crazy???)


1. I can never hear my son call my brother, Scott, “Uncle Cock,” or just plain, “Cock,” too many times. Never gets old.

2. It was good thinking to keep the child locks on our windows so that my mom was unable to roll down the window and shout things at houses when driving home from Christmas Eve dinner. We have learned from past mistakes.


3. I truly loved watching my brother fall off the couch into the firewood basket. In my mind, I replay the moment in slow motion.

4. I was very grateful that even after slaving away in the kitchen for a delicious prime rib roast, my son actually ate his whole dinner – a mini microwaved cheeseburger.


5. On our last night together, our family got to watch old footage from the late 60’s – early 80’s from our growing up years. My mom’s boyfriend converted all of the footage onto DVD as a Christmas gift. Every scene had so much atmosphere…err…cigarette smoke billowing around the camera lens as all the kids played in the house. It was really a great effect.

6. Isn’t it great watching everyone else play with your child? Finally, a break from endlessly being asked to play hockey and cars.


7. The real stars of the holiday were: pepto bismol, mucinex, and anti-anxiety medication.

8. Gift opening and mimosas. Greatest tradition ever.


9. Movie choice (during naptime for little maniac) on Christmas Day – The Hangover! Hilarious. Gives you so much to be thankful for. Hey, one of my sayings is, “We’re doing alright as long as a naked Chinese man doesn’t jump out of our trunk.”

10. It was fun to watch my niece trying to help my son navigate his Lightning McQueen car around the backyard. My son drives like me. He pushes the gas and then just smiles and has a blast looking around at everything. My niece chased after him to stop the car from going into the fence, our pond, the shed, a tree, and the sandbox. On a similar note, I drove our car into the garage shelves when pulling in the day after Christmas. Oh, well! Whatever….

19 comments:

Hannah said...

Sounds like a fun family! ;-)

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

My husband's family is from where 'The Christmas Story' was filmed. Every year my father in law has that God awful freakin leg lamp in his bay window in the front of the house. No, I am not sad we didn't go!

Sounds like a great Christmas!
Happy Holidays!

PartlySunny said...

Love the Uncle Cock. My kid used to point out every truck on the road before he could pronounce "tr". He'd substitute "fr" with a soft "r"instead. Made for some awesome car rides.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Sounds like the best holiday ever. :)

Bella @ If This is Motherhood said...

LOL My son still says fuck instead of truck

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

Bah!! I was dying. Thank you for that. Made my day. And as long as we're talking about childhood stories, a friend of mine (when she was around 5) was at Christmas Dinner, and she sat up and proudly said, "Pass the fucking ham." Ha!

Becky said...

Uncle Cock!! Classic!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Awesome! I'm not sure which I love more...the uncle cock or the falling. Falling always makes me laugh. Even more after some mimosas!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

That sounds like one of the greatest Christmas's ever! (As they say, "Tis the season", no?)I especially enjoyed the story of your brother falling off the couch. I IMAGINED that in slow motion while I read it! :)

Jen said...

What a great holiday you all had. :)

TornadoTwos said...

HAHAHA, awesome list! You sound like you have a very fun family! I find it rediculously funny when people fall, that would have been my highlight too.
Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday.

Katie said...

I have added "Uncle Cock" to my ever growing list of swear words.
LOVE IT!
Thank you.
xx

chele said...

Dude, why is your mom yelling at houses? That is hilarious!!!

Shell said...

Hilarious! Sounds like a fun time!

Clipped Wings said...

Such a great Christmas. Love your post.

Ash said...

#6 - oh #6!! My parents left yesterday morning. By 2, I herded up the boys and forced us all to take a 1-hour walk. Wii, football, ladybug game, WebKinz, basketball, Geotrax, oh my.

Hmmmm.

Maybe it's not such a bad thing my in-laws are coming in today?

Melissa said...

Awesome! Sadly, I can't even write what goes on at our Christmases. It's one of those times when I wish all of my family didn't read my blog. Ha!

PAMO said...

What a GREAT LIST!!!!!! I loved reading every single one of them. What a hoot!

whatsinemmasbrain said...

Hahaha I Laughed when I read the ciggarette comment... That was my childhood christmas too,
Very funny