Monday, December 5, 2011

My Day-After-Christmas Wish List

Before I tackle this week's Monday Listicles prompt, I want to thank every one for their kind words and support over the past week. I'm working with my doctor on adjusting my medication, and I'll hopefully continue to improve over the next couple weeks.  In the meantime...

This week's Monday Listicles prompt was to write a Christmas wish-list.  I'm opting for a day-after Christmas wish list, as the post-Christmas days are fraught with just as much peril as the days leading up to Christmas. So, I wish:

1) That the needles on my Christmas tree don't fall to the ground in one fell swoop, causing a hellish loop of vacuum - curse - vacuum - curse all while trying to chase my kids away from the mess on the floor.

2) That neither of my kids throw-up due to all the Christmas treats, excitement, and melt-downs.  There's no puking in Christmas.

3) That any toys with 101 little parts stay complete and whole for at least two weeks. And that I don't step on any sharp plastic piece hiding in the shag rug on my living room floor.

4) That the batteries in any talking-singing-noisy toys die as soon as possible.

5) That my kids wait at least one month before outgrowing any new clothes.

6) That the majority of this year's Christmas memories are happy ones.

I think that last one is manageable.

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Fox in the City said...

Let me start off by giving you lots of warm, squishy virtual ((hugs))!

I love this list. Each point highlights what I would love to happen in the days and weeks after Christmas. We put our tree up early this year so I fear that #1 will be almost impossible to avoid . . . but I am pouring the water to it like no tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Take the batteries, and put them in something else that uses them, and then let it run all night. Then put them into the toy. They won't last as long as new ones. Not that I've ever done that before.


Lizbeth said...

I always buy the toy sitting up front that everyone has pushed a bazillion times so the battery wears out pronto. I wipe that little button in a clorox wipe first because I'm with you. There is no room for puke in Christmas.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Fox in the City - We're watering like crazy too, hopefully it works.

@Joshua - pure genius

@Lizabeth - so you hopefully tackle noisy toys and puking in one go. Very efficient!

Jackie said...

I believe your requests are quite reasonable, and I'm praying that at the very least, you get the one about no puking!

Marianna Annadanna said...

I'm glad youre working through stuff. I know it'll get better for you Ang.

As for your list, I love it! I wish all those thigns for you too.

Stasha said...

First of all, good to hear your news. As for the list, I truly wish you tick everything on it because they are reasonable and would make Christmas all the better :)

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Jackie - me too!

@Marianna - thank you for all your support :)

@Stasha - thanks :)

Lindsay Schultz said...

And may it be filled with pie. Amen.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Lindsay - crap! I forgot about pie!

AudreyN said...

I hope there is no puking on Christmas too! EWWW