Christmas On My Mind
Oh, I am getting so excited about Christmas. As you may remember, KK and I have decided to do a homemade Christmas this year and I’m just dying that I can’t share my ideas with you here. After all, there is a lot of brainstorming that needs to occur for a family of four: baby Cricket, kindergarten boy Tank, fab mama KK and handsome papa CK.
(KK – we need a more fun blog name for C. I’ll trust you to get on that.)
I think I have Cricket under control. Tank is giving me fits. KK and CK are still up in the air, but at least I have some ideas.
I’d love to take pictures of some of the work in progress, but I can’t even do that. You see, KK is the world’s best guesser. It used to drive me crazy as a kid. We’d get into arguments and she would start saying my sentences with me at the exact same time I was speaking them!
Like this (very boring fictionalized argument to prove my point). Also I have to point out that KK and I have a much better relationship now – we hardly ever fight about cookies before dinner anymore.
KK: Mom says no cookies before dinner.
Juice: Leave me alone.
KK: I’m telling.
Juice: Seriously, go away.
KK: You’re going to be in trouble.
Juice – and KK in stereo: You’re such a tattletale. Why do you always have to be in my business? Get away from me you brat.
See? And even though that argument is a complete figment of my imagination, the concept is accurate. KK had this uncanny ability to figure out exactly what I was going to say. Which I guess might be an indicator that I’m completely boring and predictable.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
New Year’s Resolution.
Resolution #1. Be less boring and predictable.
Resolution #2. Plan to be more spontaneous.
I’ll be sure to get right on that.
Anyway, back to Christmas. I’d love to be fun and clever and post some teaser pictures like this:
But as sure as I do that, I’ll get a call from KK saying “Oh, so you’re making handmade crayons for Tank?” And then all the surprise is gone like helium from a balloon.
And I don’t even get to talk in a funny voice.
So no teaser pictures, but I will tell you that (in my mind at least) all of my gift ideas are just darlin’ plus. And if you haven’t read BooMama’s post about darlin’ plus you need to do that right now. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
I’ll just be present with this here helium.
*sings* We represent the lollipop guild…