Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mother of the Year Award Down the Drain

If I was possibly, maybe still in the running for the Mother of the Year Award, I can tell you now (without a shadow of a doubt) that it went down the drain. We put up our Christmas decorations and let me just say, it was not singing and dancing and caroling and speaking of the coming on the Lord. Oh the Lord's name was mentioned, but more like, "For the love of sweet Jesus, PUT THAT DOWN!"


Here is my middle spawn putting the Christmas ornaments on the kids' tree. I thought in my feeble, weak mind that this would keep them busy, occupied...aka OUT OF THE BREAKABLE stuff. Oh how silly was I.
They soon found the Christmas tree box and began acting like a bunch of hoodlums. The were hiding and laughing, and riping the box into shreds. We try to store the tree in this box year after year. This situation is when Indiana Jones first wielded his whip and announced, "What in tarnation is going on? For the love of God, get out of that box."
Then, Jesus' sweet name was brought to the center of the event once again as the 5th glass ball was shattered into a plethera of shards on the playroom floor. "Lord Almighty, help me!"
We once again paused to bring Christ back into the moment when we found this child tearing all the bulbs off the tree. "I swear by the love of God that if you do not get away from that tree, I am going to loose it!"
Soon, they were in deep prayer and meditation on all the lessons from the Heavens above. It is so awesome how our family was able to incorporate Jesus and Christ back into Christmas this year.

6 comments:

Heidi said...

We still have just a little tree up on a table. You are so brave to go for a big one within easy reach. :) Isn't life with little boys exciting, LOL.

Isabel said...

I don't remember how I found your blog, but let me say that it is one of my favorite blogs to read! And, after reading through all your past posts, this has got to be one of your funniest posts ever! I enjoyed your post the other day about your eldest being adopted. Both my sister and my two brothers were adopted, so I enjoyed reading about somebody else's experience.
Anyway, thanks for making my day! Your whole family is adorable.
~ Isabel ~

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Oh, my sides hurt. Thanks for the good laugh.

Maria said...

Oh, that's so funny. Probably not supposed to be, but it is! I am cracking up...

It's a beautiful tree...

:0)

Maria

Heidi said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier, but it didn't work... You're a brave woman to have a large tree with two little boys in the house. :) We've had a little tree on a table for quite a few years in a row, now...

Kila said...

Oh, now I don't feel so bad about our tree decorating day. It went about as well as yours did. I'm ready to take down the tree!

Merry Christmas ;)