Tuesday, December 26, 2006

How to Succeed at a Stress free Christmas

Tuesday. Do you get that? Do you love saying that OUT LOUD because by the rules of all the other weeks that contain that word, we should be at work right now? We should have been woken by the alarm clock, instead of by the natural rhythms of our own bodies. We should have stumbled down the stairs mumbling quick, unintelligable prayers for mercy. We would have packed lunches, felt stabs of guilt at unfinished homework, and grimaced at the mess left on the table from the night before. And all that without the time to enjoy two whole pots of good, rich Tim Hortons coffee.

Monday. Was just as good. Because I am a good mother, I filled the day with traditional "good mother"ly things. I cooked nothing at all. Everyone sustained themselves remarkably well on Pot of Gold, triple power pushpops, ring pops, double bubbles, and reindeer poop. There were traces of canned vegetable soup and some toast crumbs in the kitchen. (I noticed that as I furtively made myself a salad and snuck to the basement to read my book in peace. ) So, it appears that I have raised them extremely well.

And now if you'll excuse me, I smell coffee and biscotti, and I think there may be some candy bowls to refill.

Ahhh, Christmas.


Anonymous said...

merry christmas beauty friend.

it's a gong show... said...

Merry Christmas Joyce! It is so nice to be able to do "nothing" (well, as much "nothing" as a mom can do)...


Anonymous said...

Oh! I LOVE it!

What a cute little boy you have at your house!

(sorry. i'm back to exclamation points. 'stress free' and cute little boys DEMAND them, doncha think?)

Judy - Anybody Home

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd read this BEFORE I did all that work.

The house is back to silence. Jack has departed to play on his friend's X-Box 360 and my sister has returned to her cat.

I've finally got time to pop over and visit my good good friends. I'll have a Tim Horton's ( don't know who he is but I'm sure he makes lovely coffee) while I hear all about your Christmas.

Love you, Joyce x

lettuce said...

Turkey is SO overrated.

Hope you are having a great and restful time.

lettuce said...

Oh - forgot to say! I like your new header.
Is that your garden shed?