Monday, December 19, 2005
Merry $&%#-ing Christmas!
I just remembered today why I hate the holidays. Pictured above are the gingerbread cookies we made. I'll go ahead and blame the kids for how unfortunate they turned out, but if we're being honest here... I couldn't have done much better myself. So I just turn them loose and let them have fun. Then I let them eat as many as they want... what else will I do, put them in a cookie tin and give it to the neighbors?
But I'm actually feeling Holiday-inadequate today, because Christmas is five days away and I don't have my cards in the mail. The reason for the delay is I thought it would be a good idea to do our family Christmas photo ourselves at home. It wasn't.
Out of about twenty-five pictures, only one was relatively decent. And I'm not kidding about the "relatively" part. It turns out that my 4-year-old thought it would be fun to have a "mad face" in the pictures, unbeknownst to us until we were finished. After being annoyed briefly my husband and I admitted that it was kind of funny, and it was also typical of his personality.
So I cropped and red-eyed and glowed until it was just about perfect (aside from what appears to be my extra chin), saved it on a disc and took it to the store to print twenty-eight copies. I was quickly inserting them into my Christmas cards (hoping to get them in the mail today) when I noticed that the top of my husband's head is missing from the printed version.
So what am I doing to remedy the situation? Blogging. And eating potato chips. I'm also planning to cry just as soon as I can get hold of my husband or mother (it's no fun to cry alone). But I won't say "Bah Humbug" just yet. I'll save that for later in the week when we're travelling for ten hours by car and by plane...