Quite Contrary Blog
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December 16, 2013 By Mary
December 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm
Green beans instead of chocolate chips???
Now I want to see that list please. Pretty please?
December 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm
1. First of all, your dysfunctional family list WAS funny. It was hilarious. Lots of us also grew up in screwed up families, and we all know that the very best thing you can do is to laugh about it, especially with your siblings, and it was nice to laugh right along with you while recalling all the screwed up things I have to laugh about, too.
2. I thought I was the only person who called my Christmas tree a butthole:) Mine’s not prelit. My kids and husband won’t let me switch us to a fake tree. They insist on a real tree EVERY year, and I have to remember to water that butthole because no one else will, and if I don’t, it starts dying and the pine needles become equal to the dog hair on my floor, and I just hate sweeping that often. Watering the Christmas tree is just one more thing I have to forget about in December! Some days, I struggle to remember to water the dogs.
3. My 8-year-old wants us to have an Elf on the Shelf, and I’m obstinately refusing. I also do not need another thing to forget about during December. I can barely keep up with everyone’s holiday parties and choir performances and extra crafts that I have to send supplies for at school and watering the darn Christmas tree. No, thank you, little elf, for causing my usually cheerful daughter to give me a sad face every time someone else has to mention the funny thing their dumb elf did last night.
4. I can’t find the Advent calendar. In fact, I think we’ve paid zero attention to Advent this year, except that the kids made an Advent wreath with candles at church, so about once a week, we do remember to light the candles at dinner. We haven’t even talked about Advent, and I don’t think any of my children noticed that the calendar isn’t even out this year. They’re too distracted by the fact that I didn’t put garland on the bannister this year, and they really wanted the garland, darnit. I say, if the kids did dishes and laundry and swept the floors more often, then I’d have time for frivolous activities like garland hanging:)
December 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm
In the event you haven’t heard of the Lightkeeper Pro, please check one out at Home Depot or Lowes. Here is Amazon info > http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000R8KBOK/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=31834228742&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1731341389301392145&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_9is4z6y5qi_b
And no, I do not work for the company. I am a mom to lots of kids, several Christmas trees and precious little time to fuss with buttholish pre-lit Christmas trees. This handy dandy gadget saved me putting about $500 in the swear jar. Ha!
I am going to start giving one as wedding gifts to newlyweds. No sense in having your first big fight over tree lights, right? Right.
December 21, 2013 at 7:27 am
Kim, I’m adding that to my cart right now! Thank you!!