Anyway... since I can't sit on any chairs, it's too cold outside to read, I can't cook with this crap in my hair... I decided to... what else!!! Blog!!! ***
Last night we had our Christmas gift giving with the kids.
IT WAS SOOOO MUCH FUN!
You know... like every mother... I think my kids are pretty bright... except mine really and truly are bright... Well...they ARE!!! So there! Oh! Shut up!
Anyway... last night, you would THINK they would get the gist of it by now, and know that they wouldn't really get a bunch of used stuff in their boxes.
I do change the prank every year, and I explained what I was doing a few posts ago... but maybe I am just a totally fantastic actress and liar (I believe those two terms are one and the same? N'cest Pa?) or they have turned into dim bulbs overnight... but they got totally punked last night!
I had their gifts stacked up in a corner, with the names Mama, Papa and Joey all over them.
They were just sitting there, in full view, with SOMEONE ELSES names on them. NONE OF WHICH WERE William, Alex or John John. That fact really got to Johnny. I caught him trying to pry open the wrapping... but I know my littlest sneak... I wrapped those suckers about 15 times each, so I just allowed him to get his sneak on, and he gave up when he saw even MORE wrapping paper. Mwah ha ha ha ha ha!!! My evil plan worked!!!
So yesterday, all the stuff from Amazon finally came in, minus one item, and knowing how much cooking and packing I would need to do in the next few days, last night was the best time to give the men their hard earned spoils.
And can I just say how completely disconcerting it is to be able to hold hundreds of bucks worth of gifts in ONE HAND. Remember when the floor was packed with stuff, BIG stuff, that required lots of wrapping paper, and our parents had to hide it at other peoples houses? Not these days... everything they got, except the clothes, fit into my purse. I had to HIDE that fact by using 3 million boxes and food boxes to wrap them in! Holy cow!
So anyway... I put out the gag boxes first... filled with used clothes, my old Ipod, extensions cords to my old Ipod dock.. the whole shebang..
Yeah.. he's overwhelmed with joy...Those are last years slippers out of his closet...
We told them this Christmas was tight...
Will is hold my old 1st generation Ipod, an Uno game, and Alex is holding an old DS game, and doing a pretty good try at looking grateful...
Except Johnny... of course... I am the worst Mama ever... and I am proud!!!
I know soooo cruel!!! yet... soooo satisfying!!!
These three make me crazy 364 days a year... give me one day of getting even!
What a good sport! I at least had the decency to wash it first!!!
I'm not all bad!
and finally giggling!!!Happiness ended up happening in the end.