The Happyish Homestead

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

10 Facts About Christmas Break

  1. on the first day, as you're sneaking presents into the basement, you will find a dead mouse rat. {You will call your husband, leaving him a message with strict instructions of what needs to be done when he gets home. You will call back and leave another message suggesting maybe he should come handle the situation during his lunch break.}

  2. Elizabeth will sing Jingle Bells non-stop.

  3. Sometimes in a western accent.

  4. Elizabeth will sing Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, non-stop.

  5. Sometimes in falsetto.

  6. Your children will sleep in till 7:15 the first morning.

  7. They will wake up at 6 am the next morning.

  8. Your husband will try to get his precariously-secret-keeping children to tell him what they got him for Christmas.

  9. You will yell at your husband for this.

  10. You realize that as you list off the hundreds of things for your children to do because they say they are bored that they have too many toys and you wonder why you bought them anything for Christmas...



  1. I think you need a cat not chickens. Yucky rats.

  2. I was trying to think of something funny to say and was coming up empty. Then I realized apparently my comments help keep you sane so now I feel pressure. I don't want to be held responsible for one more person going insane. I mean I'm probably causing that in my children already.

    I still have nothing funny to say, but if you still lived here I would be more than happy to give you some new Sharpie markers. I managed to get a free 12 pack or something at Walmart in back to school sales...

    And now that my popcorn ball is gone and I'm probably boring you straight to insanity I guess I should actually do the work I came downstairs to do.

    Good luck on not finding a rat tomorrow.

  3. I am considering only giving my kids empty boxes, wrapping paper and bows. Its what they end up playing with anyway.


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