December 23, 2010

My grown-up Christmas list

Dear Santa,

I think we're finished here. As far as I know, we're just patiently waiting on you now. Everything that was on my purchase list has been acquired and is all wrapped and sorted into piles to help take the crunch out of the 10 p.m. - midnight portion of Christmas Eve.  (I learned a little lesson after last year when that freak blizzard sort of wrecked last-minute Christmas Eve errands and stretched our 1.5-mile long journey home from Christmas Eve dinner into a 45-minute trip. You just never know.)

Ho! Ho! Ho!
 Now that everyone else's lists have been checked - twice - it's time to make it all about me again. (I know, I know. I'm working on it.) Anyway, this is my grown-up Christmas list.

  • Just enough snow tomorrow to dust the grass but not enough to keep us from moving about the country freely
  • Good health for our friends and family
  • A bath for our stinky dog
  • A protest-free church outing tomorrow evening, with everyone properly clothed
  • Peace - world and otherwise
  • A longer fuse
  • Toilets that automatically close and flush - I live with so many boys
  • Perspective - I lose it occasionally and it's sad when that happens
  • Perfect recall of our boys' enthusiasm for the season this year - it's kind of intoxicating
It's not much, Daddy. But it's definitely wrapped and signed with love.
I could go on and on here, but I know this probably isn't a good time. We look forward to your visit tomorrow and hope you'll call attention to the special oatmeal & glitter concoction that will be sprinkled for the reindeer on the front lawn.

Love, Susan


Rosemary said...

We will definitely be there in spirit as we watch Zac & Claire & Luke & Maria & Eric open their gifts, and we'll be "watching and seeing in our mind's eye" Andrew & Thomas & you and Mark opening your gifts. Phone calls will top off our day. Much love to all of you! P.S. - put Madeline in the shower with Mark.

Maria said...

Darn! I forgot to put a bath for Bus on my list. ;) Miss you all and hope it was WONDERFUL!!!