This is what happens …

24 Dec

…when a small boy points at a puddle 1/4 of an inch deep and says “Can I go in it?” and you say “Sure”, thinking “What harm can you do?”, he lies down in it and swims. He lifts up his shirt and rubs mud on it, saying “Look at the water in my belly.” What can you do but laugh?

…when you try to decorate gingerbread cookies with a small boy, he sucks the icing straight out of the tube.…when you think (on Christmas Eve), “I have nothing much to do tomorrow, yippee!”, your husband will come down the stairs (at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, mind you) and tell you that there is no food for them to eat on shift on Christmas day and he is going to call KFC!! So you volunteer to cook some things, whatever you can rustle up really, because the shops are about to close. And this is how you end up baking a cake at 10pm on Christmas Eve, wondering what you were thinking. Thank goodness we went overboard on our shopping this week. I’ll be roasting two chickens, making stuffing, mac and cheese (with cauliflower and shrimp, yum!), and perhaps some carrot and ginger soup. Oh, and something for us.

“Nothing to do!” Ha! That’ll teach me to think such things!

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One Response to “This is what happens …”

  1. Carol Ann Hoel December 25, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Merry Christmas to a sweet family! Blessings today all year and more…

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