Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ten Things ....

…. that my children did ***NOT*** hear me say today, but which give me a pretty good indication of how our Christmas break is going to go. And it’s looking a little grim.

1. Hey Kellen, here’s a great idea -- if you continue to throw that football in the house, maybe even a little harder, you could possibly break the living room lamp as well as the light in the dining room you broke last week, and I’m ok with that.

2. It’s alright, Brayden, I don’t mind when you completely ignore your father and me.

3. I think wrestling in the living room is a good idea because you could maybe knock over the Christmas tree and then all the decorations would fall off and then I wouldn’t have to mess with un-decorating it after the holidays. So actually, you’d be doing me a favor.

4. Why, yes, I have all the time in the world today and would love nothing more than to play yet another game of checkers with you.

5. It’s perfectly OK to drag your brother around by the neck of his shirt.

6. I’m so happy someone ate caramel corn while playing on the computer because I love nothing more than a sticky keyboard.

7. Could you please slam the door a little louder while I’m trying to take a nap? It’s so soothing.

8. That’s so funny that the pants you want to wear on the plane tomorrow were shoved under your bed and weren’t in the dirty clothes basket. It doesn’t even matter that I already finished the laundry. I’d like nothing more than to rush right into the utility room to do yet another load, just for you.

9. I love when you guys fight. It helps me concentrate while I’m packing.

10. Of course you can stay up as late as you want to watch tv. Who cares if you oversleep and we’re rushing about like crazy people on our way to the airport tomorrow? While we’re at it, why don’t we have Skittles and Coca-Cola for dinner as well?

Anyone want to predict what ten gems come out of my mouth tomorrow, while we're flying to OKC and all the fun *that* entails????

11 comments:

jadine said...

Heh heh. My personal favorite is number 5, but they're all good :) Safe and happy travels!

Janice said...

Pack your shoes in your carry-on and wear flip flops through security. Have a safe trip and a wonderful Christmas. Is Lager going too?

Mom's The Word said...

You get to fly??? I evny you. I just rolled into my parents after a refreshing 12.5 hour car ride - on snowy winter roads I might add. Be thankful for small blessings! PS, got any more red wine kicking around? I could definitely use some over here!

Kathy said...

Hoping you have a safe trip without any extended layovers !

Jeanette said...

Some how I hear a "just shut up and leave each other alone" being said...even if it is only in your head!! Have a great time...tell grandma Betty Merry Christmas from us !

Briana said...

I can relate to a few of those! I hope that everyone is come today and that the flight goes well (hopefully you won't be affected by the weather and can actually get where you are going when you are suppose to). Have a very Merry Christmas.

JoAnn from Mn said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!

Last night my son who is 4 was playing with his 8 year old sister in the living room ( where we've had our tree up for 3 weeks now)- throwing stuffed animals around. After I heard what sounded like ornaments being hit I stormed into the livingroom and said for the 5th time "I told you not to throw things around in here" My son shoots back " Well, I told you not to put the Christmas tree there!" Well, how can you argue with 4 year old logic??? Have a fabulous trip to OKC. I used to live there for 11 years- right off of MacArthur and Memorial. Good times:)

Jeri from Hawaii said...

I LOVE it! You say what most of us just think. Have a great trip, hopefully you won't end up sitting next to a grinch.

Kristin Hicks said...

So glad you are getting to fly. We have a 10-hour drive ahead of us on Tuesday. Then 10-hours back on the 1st if we are lucky.

Safe travels!

mudmommy said...

Kristie,

Hope the flight was better than you expected, or at least they were offering free alcohol.

We'll have to meet up one time when you make it back to OKC. We are about an hour north of Dallas, still 3 hours away, but there has to be something fun to do between here and there...
~Shannon Ford
www.caringbridge.org/tx/ethantf

Pamela Earley said...

Hi Escoe gang! Kristie, I hope you don't end up sitting next to that 'lovely' gentleman that you sat next to a couple of flights ago!

Have a safe trip!