Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The 12 Days of Blogmas: Day 3

I don't know about you, but I'm not sick of Christmas at all. I barely experienced it. I feel like the kid in Bill Cosby's story about getting his tonsils out. The one whose life passed before his eyes when he was going under anesthesia, and his life was so short he wanted to ask for a replay.

The problem is my husband is working harder than he usually works when he's not "on vacation." What with the laptop, Fed-Ex, word processing, emails, and conference calls--this is Christmas break?

So what do I do? Well, today I had my smoking hot minivan serviced.

I did laundry.

I did a deep clean of the kitchen.

I also tried--AND FAILED--to get my children to look and act as though they aren't being raised by wolves. Because without great effort on my part, they will spend their vacations 1) in their pajamas 2) playing Nintendo.

And I don't feel like making the effort.

So what did I do for fun? I surfed the internet looking for



Did you spot them?


  1. Does that mean your minivan will soon find itself in a family way? And are you prepared to find homes for all the little baby minivans?

  2. Yes, my kids spend Winter vacation in their pajamas and looking like feral children. But this year they're playing their Wii.

    Which makes me look like the best mom ever.

  3. acutally, I was thinking:
    Creme Brulee

    I guess we know where my head is.

  4. oh,
    Sarah O's kids got a Wii.

  5. Don't think I didn't notice these oh-so-casual references to Wiis.

    Pretty soon I expect to read that Finslippy bought one for Henry. And Dooce's Leta got two. And look! Snarkywood is running pictures of the one in Britney Spear's cooter.

    I'm not bitter.

  6. Substitute Xbox 360 and my kid could be one of yours.

    I picked him up from a sleepover this morning. He was in jeans and a t-shirt. I dropped him at the house and ran some errands. When I got home, he had changed into his flannel pajama pants and was playing College Hoops 2K7.

    He's doing that right now, too.

  7. If it make you feel better my son got a pic of a wii in a box for Christmas.

    \And I think I can top the lying around in pjs - that what the two younger kids are doing(while playing video games and watching cartoons) but the teenager is sleeping until 2 or 3pm and then cranking out when we drag her out of her room for fresh air in the late afternoon.



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