Monday, December 21, 2009

Black & Blue Christmas...

The family spent some time together tonight for family night eating out, doing some errands, and some shopping. As usual, anytime we spend more than a few hours with the kids, the nerves start to get frazzled as they fight with each other, are rude, don't listen, or say things that irritate us parents to the core...(that's how it goes in our family anyway...you already know that we have model children...). Anyhoo, this is about how the conversation progressed when Josh refused to put his seatbelt on to go somewhere & Todd was about to lose his mind...
Todd: "You better put that dang seat belt on or I swear I'm going to..."
Josh: Sticks his toungue out...
Todd: Gets out of the car to kill the boy...
Josh: "Okay, Okay...fumbling to get the seat belt on as fast as he can now with the look of pure fear in his eyes watching his dad come for him...
Me: "Seriously--Josh are you that crazy--you're going to get yourself killed!"
Todd: "I swear Santa is bringing you NOTHING for Christmas...you ALL get oranges and toilet paper."
Me: "Where did the oranges and toilet paper idea come from?"
Todd: "Because oranges are food, and toilet paper is something useful."
Me: "HUH?"
Todd: "Be Quiet."
Erin: Laughing in the back seat...
Todd: "And Erin, you don't get anything either--you are ALL getting nothing for Christmas..."
Abby: "What did I do?"
Todd: "You're ALL rotten, stinkin' brats! You don't deserve anything"
Tami: "Okay, okay--we're trying to have a nice family night--be nice"
(You have to picture in your mind the radio is still playing nice Christmas music in the background--and Elvis' song "Blue Christmas" is playing right now...)
Tami: "Seriously--can't we just have a nice night with the kids without it turning into a fight--and can't you kids just be NICE to eachother and not be such ingrates...
Todd: "Tami--you just need to shut up right now and listen to the Blue Christmas song--or I'm gonna make it a BLACK AND BLUE Christmas!
We all started cracking up at that point--Todd included. Oh man--the Chrismas cheer is awesome at our house! We'll see if Santa pays the kids a visit...maybe there will be pictures of our kids with their oranges and toilet paper...stay tuned!

5 comments:

Sharla said...

Oh my goodnes. I am laughing so hard I'm crying! Only because I can somewhat sympathize with you. Right about this time is when I start singing that Christmas song "And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again..." about a hundred times already--and it's only Tuesday!

Hang in there! Some day you'll look back and totally laugh at these days, and wonder where they went.

Merry Christmas!

Erin said...

hahaha...Love it. We have all been there. Yesterday I made Isabel take 3 presents out from under the tree and she had to decide if she was going to earn them back. Hmmm, I am pretty sure I am not supposed to make my kids earn presents.

Abby said...

that was a blue christmas night!( and i only said 4 words in that conversation!)

Kelsey Stenquist said...

Hahahahahahahahahahaha Tami this brought tears to my eyes cause I was laughing so hard! I read it through and was giggling so hard, then I had to read it to my parents and couldn't even get through it cause I was laughing so hard!! I can just picture everything happening.....hilarious!!

Velma said...

I laughed so hard and had to share it with Ed...I loved it! I know just how that goes even with the grandkids!!! I am so glad they go back to school tomarrow too. LOL I love them but man they kids can drive you crazy. Sometimes they sound like a married couple when they argue, lol! Chris is such a pest too!! And Dominique gets quite bored easily it isn't funny!! Anyway Christmas was good. Thanks for sharing this story...got a good laugh! Love, Velma

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