Dec 16, 2008

Getting into the Spirit of things

As an addendum to my previous post, the kids do have their own tree which they decorate themselves and I am not allowed to touch. Here it is:

It's amazing how they are able to capture the true essence of Christmas.

The holidays are in full swing over here. A few days ago Sam put together some "presents" to put under the tree. They contain highly sought-after items such as a half used tube of toothpaste and dried out crayola markers. Like they say, tis better to give than to receive.

Christmas is such a great time to learn what your true priorities are. I'm often asking the kids the "What's more important?" question (ie what's more important: your being nice to your brother or sitting in the exact middle of the couch?). Last night I was looking at ads and putting together a shopping list when the kids broke yet another glass ball ornament. Mia kept telling me that Sam was touching it, while I distractedly kept telling them to "just leave it alone, we'll deal with it later." Finally Mia got a little fed up.

What 's more important: Sam getting killed, or coupons?

It had been one of those days...I had to think about it for a while.

Hope you're enjoying the Holidays everyone.


Gabriela Hull said...

I can't stop laughing! Mia is funny.

Katy said...

Once again, Mia has left me rolling on the floor laughing!

Denise said...

Mia sounds like a great and funny kid. We hope to make it to the reunion this summer so that we can see all of our nieces and nephews! Oh, yes we want to see our brothers and sister and -in laws!

Kristi said...

I love reading your blog, you always make me good laugh. Loved the (Bishop)Santa post as well.

Advice from Ordinary People Flourishing Together said...

My name is Ali and I am Mark's cousin. You have super cute kids and I love this story. You should see our tree. It started out so cute. Now anywhere that my 18 month old can touch is bare and due to the awesome ornament the kids keep making at daycare, the tree has a lot more personality. It's fun!

Eric Devericks said...

I want a Christmas Tree that grows money!

Don and Joyce said...

After all these years I find out that money does grow on trees! I guess I thought it was made by ATM machines until this picture clarified the true source of moola.


If money grows on trees make mine a giant Sequoia.

Julia said...

Are you making this stuff up???? You are TOO hilarious.