Monday, November 29, 2010

Black & Blue Christmas...(rerun)

(This post is from last year around this time...but I was reading my blog book a few days ago and came across it and thought it was funny to read again.  Sometimes as parents we aren't always on our best behavior...are we?  Well...maybe you are...but we're not! 
Someday we'll look back & laugh (and our kids will be in therapy...)!  Enjoy...
 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...if you know us at all 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!" (as I lock the doors so Todd can't actually get to him and kill him...)
Todd: Getting back into the driver's seat..."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!

1 comment:

Huston Family said...

oh my gosh! I laughed so hard I nearly peed. I dont remember this post last year. Thanks for the giggle...it's been a tough week. You can always make me smile.

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