Monday, 28 December 2009

wanted: leftover holiday elf

And Christmas was lovely, as they all should be.

Rosey chose the cookies for Santa. Then, while putting out the plate: 'Mama, I'm choosing all skulls for Santa. He'll think they're jolly.'
Hey wha? Show me.

She's right, though, an upside-down gorilla animal cracker does look like a skull.

The kids oohed and aahed and were very happy with their presents. My living room has now been the scene of many fierce bowling tournaments on the Wii, much new creating with pens and paints and crayons and special papers, and pitched Star Wars battle from an Imperial Clone Trooper with Obi-Won Kenobi's light saber. (Or the alternate but still-cool Bumblebee's arm cannon.)

I've emerged from the holiday chocolate-and-bonhomie coma to realize that

the house is a wreck

there are Christmas decorations everywhere

and they're not going to put themselves away, now are they?



Deanna said...

"the house is a wreck"...Yes!

Ricki said...

I think we'll be taking down the tree tomorrow. Bekah cried when I mentioned it today...she loves it. Sigh.

I love your new header :)

Jen on the Edge said...

I've dumped most of our Christmas stuff on the kitchen table, with the idea of sorting and organizing and packing as I have the time. Ha!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I was wondering why Santa would find skull cookies, jolly? Could Rosie be thinking of skulls in the context of the jolly roger?

Happy surviving Christmas!

Stomper Girl said...

Glad you had such a good Christmas! I think the only reason our house isn't fully trashed is that we got invited out a lot over the weekend. But I'm keeping an eye on all that lego!

ree said...

One good thing about not getting decorations up is not having to take them down. ;-)

Hope you all had a lovely lovely Christmas!

Flicka said...

I've decided that I'm not doing anything but necessary cleaning until Orthodox Christmas. That tree is just going to stay up until then!

Isabelle said...

Will the Christmas Fairy not put the decorations away?

trinity67 said...

Isn't Christmas awesome?

moplans said...

They're not? Thanks for reminding me ;)



Sweet Coalminer said...

I love this post. :) You turn a phrase nicely, Miss Jess.