Checking it Twice

What would we do without cell phones? Not only are they handy for calling real people, but mothers all over the world can now call Santa Clause for help in the middle of Walmart during pre-Christmas meltdowns. 

I am so ready for Santa Clause to come to town, the build up is almost more than my children can bear. Listening to Rex rattle off his list–entirely composed of animals–gives me serious anxiety since we got him something else. And I swear I have been to Walmart/Target/Costco seven times in the last hour. How does a person forget butter? It’s the most staple ingredient of the entire holiday season. If it doesn’t have large quantities of butter and sugar, it’s not necessary.

I actually sat in front of the television today and ate an entire bag of homemade caramels. Does it look like I feel bad? I don’t (although I do feel bad for Jason who wanted to know what happened to all the caramels. I pointed to the kids and quickly left the room).

Can’t wait for tomorrow.


  1. It’s totally not lying if your don’t actually SAY anything. That’s what Satan says, anyways, and I think I’m going to have to agree with him on this one.

  2. I too am excited for Christmas! Sooo excited. Do I want to confess that I don’t own a cell phone? I barely bought myself an i-pod. I’m so 1998!
    Have a holly jolly Christmas Annie!

  3. p.s. so what’s up with my tampon holder?

  4. Mmmm…homemade carmels.

  5. Haha…funny thing is I asked Rex what he wanted last Sunday and he said, “baby giraffe, baby sheep, baby bear.” Whats up with all the baby stuff?

    Oh I am glad you liked the caramels, maybe I should bring some for New years?!

    I am thinking about you, and hope you are having a great Christmas, I can’t wait to see you very soon.

  6. I need it to be Christmas now. I don’t think my kids can take any more of this. And I know I can’t.

  7. Hey, look! I’m commenting on your blog! Carmels are nothing! I’ve put on 6 pounds in a week, but it starts coming off after Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow. I’m joining a health club next week!! 🙂

  8. What are you thinking?!! No animals? He’s going to totally lose it, and he won’t even LIKE Santa after tomorrow.

    And call me crazy, but I’m not ready for the end yet. I finally got my house decorated, and I want to appreciate it for awhile!

    (And what IS up with Camille’s tampon holders?)

  9. annie valentine says:

    Don’t worry, there are a few new animals coming in his stocking. His other presents will provide new places for his animals to play.

  10. You are awesome in every way!! I love everything you say in EVERY entry. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  11. My kids haven’t gotten what they asked Santa for ever. And I don’t have a cell phone, but all I have to say is Santa just saw you do that. And my little girl quietly sits down to pout for 10 minutes or so.