Friday, December 21, 2007

Full Time Family Time


Today is the first day of two full weeks without the mighty, mighty
parenting crutch called daycare.

The Mayor and The Rooster are home with me...



[cough, cough]

Oh, the togetherness!

We're off to a great start
thanks to Kristen who came over this morning with a GYNORMOUS bag of candy and five, pre-constructed gingerbread houses.

[Gingerbread Uncensored!]

I'm not sure how the next two weeks are going to go...

We'll have some Grandma New York in the house and maybe see a little Santa action.

I'm nervous, a bit unsure.

Will the kids win or will I?

[I'm totally keeping score.]

If they aren't good, I'll just have to take them to sit on Santa's lap every day.



(Back in the late 1960's Santa and I hung out
in the back of his station wagon merry mobile.)

Are you feeling my merryness?

I'm so merry.

I'm the merriest.

Ho, Ho, Ho.






44 comments:

furiousBall said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Drink all the egg nog ever

Maddy said...

Gosh you haven't changed a bit!
Cheers

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hello insomnia said...

Geez lady, you are buff. I have to buy tickets to the gun show.

tulipmom said...

I hope those kids behave. Mama's got some muscles!!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Baby Jessica looks like she just pee'd all over Santa and she's looking to Mom to come bail her out before he catches on! :)

Happy Solstice and a peaceful two weeks to you and yours.

flutter said...

Ok, your arms are fabulous.

Holly said...

You'll be just fine, Mom! Merry Christmas! Mine are home for two weeks from school...

Family Adventure said...

Ho, ho, indeed.

Heidi :)

Frank.Sugar&Spice said...

Hey, I just went through that first day of vacation with my kids as well. I had to convince my 3 year old to let me go to work this morning. After about a thousand suggestions for activities that would have required her to release my neck and torso from her arms and legs, I finally found one, and it was like a little light switch that went off; one minute she is holding on for dear life, the next she is dropping me like yesterday´s news. Meanwhile the 5 year old was busy drawing and paying no attention to the drama.

Just as I got her to let go of me and I saw her walking away, I got the urge to rush after her and pick her up and cover her with kisses. Obviously I did not do that and opted for following her lead and waved good-bye and blew kisses in the air.

liv said...

look at your cut, mom arms. sweet!

mamatulip said...

I'm on Day One of Julia's Two Week Christmas Break and I have already considered cracking a beer about seventy times.

Oh, and nice guns, J.

Omaha Mama said...

Look at those pipes - muscles! Whoo!

I'm facing down 12 days of NO daycare after today, with a nice little pneumonia to go with it. I was wondering who would win here as well!

I hope that you'll at least keep me entertained with Oh the Stories while I'm under house arrest with my loved little ones!

Merry, merry. And Ho.Ho.Ho.

Shannon said...

You're almost as hot as Doug ;)

Have a Merry Christmas if you don't post over the weekend.

Hang in there. There's always bribes, TV, threats, TV, bribes, bribes, um....threats....TV.

If you switch it up, it takes care of the boredom.

KC said...

Merry Christmas, love. Savor that togetherness. It's precious.

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Hello, three weeks of no school here.

Gawd save me.

Mrs. G. said...

I'm placing my bets on the kids. They have more stamina. I hope they get LOTS of new dvds for Christmas.

MeL said...

Note to the kiddies:
If a man in a Santa suit asks you to sit on his lap in the back of his station wagon, please run, do not walk, in the opposite direction.

Also, even though Jack's preschool is only a half day class, I missed it today the same way I miss wearing cute heels... or a size 8... or not breathing the same air as a very angry little person who is angry that I am breathing his air because he did not get to go to preschool today.

Oh the joys, indeed. Indeed.

karrie said...

You want me to swing by with another in a week or so? :-)

Run lots of errands, go have sushi and a drink or 7.

Mrs. Chicky said...

You can do it! Say it with me, "I am the adult. I am in charge. I will win!"

Or is it "whine"? Or maybe "wine"?

Merry Christmas, you ho ho ho.

dawn224 said...

Look at it as an opportunity to raise horizontal parenting to a whole new level!

(nice arms)

Mimi said...

Oh god. I'm terrified of two weeks with no daycare. Daycare makes me a good mom! Daycare makes Munchkin a tired and happy toddler! Helppppp!!!!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Just check their rooms for blue prints and/or walkie talkies...as long as you don't find any, you're still in control. If you do find them....run!

Cathy said...

Rock on, warrior mama.

(can i have your biceps for christmas?)

Stimey said...

Yeah, me too. Now that I'm used to having two kids in school all day, I'm not quite sure what to do with them at home.

Melisa said...

I can't wait to see who wins!!

Melisa
Suburban Scrawl
and
Remembering Ruby

JCK said...

You are far, far braver than me. The kids are home with me Monday & Tuesday and back to daycare on Wednesday. Good luck! hahaha

painted maypole said...

egads. i would be afraid to sit with any shady character (santa included) in the back of that LOVE machine!

jen said...

and the merriest to you, friend.

Nadiah Alwi said...

Hahaha...you look so cute with Santa :D

Jodi said...

i'm on day three of the two weeks of combat - -i mean vacation. it's vacation. right?

Rachel said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. That picture is a riot, up top, you and Santa, adorable :-)

Redneck Mommy said...

LOL...my son just wandered over, saw your picture and asked me "Why is that pretty lady punching herself in the head?"

I told him he'd understand once he's all grown up and dealing with his children hopped up on sugar and amped with Christmas excitement.

Ho, ho, ho!

Kimmylyn said...

Your arms are bad ass. Seriously.

Merry Merry Christams!!!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

At least they'll give you loads of material to write about! Enjoy the two weeks!

Kelley said...

Quit your bitching. :) I have 3 kids home until 27th January!!! Boo finished school on Thursday and I am ready to run away already.

And I have my husband and my brother (AKA the golden child) here until New Years Day.

Send wine. And valium. And food, lots of freaking food cause they never ever stop eating!

WILLIAM said...

Nice guns.

~JJ! said...

Merry Ho Ho.

Redsy said...

you are a brave woman indeed. isn't work glorious?

mikster said...

I remember Christmas break when the kiddies were little. Always an adventure. I hope you and your family have a super Christmas!

Mac and Cheese said...

Was Santa selling knock-off handbags outta that merry mobile?

everaftermyway said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Paige said...

My next door neighbor and I will be taking the kids to the zoo after New Year's thanks to the same predicament. You're welcome to join us.

EE said...

You are one buff mama!
Have fun with the kiddos!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Ha! My mom has a newspaper clipping of 2 two-year olds, one happy on Santa's lap and one SQUALLING.

Guess which one was me?