Monday, December 18, 2006


No, I didn't cancel Christmas, much as it behooves me.  The Oompas, especially the girls, have been on their best behavior.  I don't know if they read my last blog entry... or maybe it was the green peach fuzz that was starting to grow on my exposed skin... but what ever the reason, yesterday and today have been relatively quiet.  Darn, I guess that means I have to start wrapping all those presents.

I vaguely remember my parents cancelling Christmas one year.  I don't know why they would have done that because me and my siblings were very well behaved (at least compared to my Oompas), but I recall that there were very few gifts under the tree that year, and we had to earn the confiscated gifts one by one until Valentines when we got the last ones.  I was an angel as a child, I know I was.  I'd hate to think what my parents would have done to the Oompas had they been theirs to raise.  You know what they say about parents' revenge.  Thanks Mom and Dad, consider yourself avenged, and then some!

We waited too late to purchase a permit to cut down our own Christmas tree.  We may be forced to purchase a spray painted Christmas Tree Farm tree.  Maybe I'll just buy one of those live potted Norfolk pine trees, and plant it in the yard after Christmas (if it doesn't die on me).  Or maybe, if the Oompas don't get their act together, we won't even need a tree.  I guess we'll see over the next couple of days.


deshelestraci said...

You had to earn back your presents?!  That's wild!  You must have been a very bad little person!

thisismis72 said...

I can see it now if my kids were to get up Christmas morning with only a few things, lol, I'd be hanging out one of the windows, lol, have a great night, Missy  

jckfrstross said...

Have a good week:) i hear the hardware stores have coal you can buy if needed:) (and its real coal) did you get any snow? we did about 1 -2 inches but it was weird Boulder didn't get any:)


glensfork4 said...

Earn them until Valentines Day? Oh my...what were you all thinking? (just kiddin). Guess what....I am officially down to only having to buy 1 more present...Finished all the rest this evening...hopefully no one will look for them.

leakylexion said...

hmmm I guess a potted Norfolk tree would do you some good. hopefully it will live. It's too bad the oomphas- how ever bad they have been- don't get a giantic tree. One question though. How come you guys didn't pretend to be angels then search their room and the cuboard and pantry e.c.t? I would have. hehehe.

missheathyrmaree said...

ha ha ha.
the oompas better watch out :]
the stained glass count down thingy looks extra pretty today :]

royallsgoddess said...

christmas is for the bad and good i think. kids are young, i dont think they know right from wrong or whats misbehaving or behaving, in the end, they all are warm and precious. and mean well :)
even my neices, they can be bad sometime..but they think there alwas good. there the best


princesssaurora said...

Ahhh... the girls are in redemption mode... good for them!  Good luck with the tree!

be well,