Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Almost done....

Well, i'm almost done with Christmas decorating...or I should say, my deco-elves I have a total of 10 trees up, with 1 more to go! I've gotten about half of my shopping done though...ugh. I don't know what to get the kids this year. Last year, we told them from here on out it was gonna be about the grandkids...that they have had their "big years"...but I don't know if I can do it...we've had treasure hunts, guessing games, some big surprises, (think Corvette) and a lot of shocked looks when they realized what we were gonna do for them... and all that was I dont know if I can just say..."here is your gift"..I know, I know, it's not about the gifts...but isn't it fun to give em? The kids worry themselves to death over what to get me and Tony, but they don't realize...(one day they will)...that just having them here, around the table, and later the Christmas tree, is something that all their money couldn't buy. Time spent with us, is something that one day will be priceless to them... laughing, eating, opening the gifts with Pappy playing Santa....Slick worrying that one of the kids are gonna sneeze or cough, which will immediately send him checking them out..their temp, how many times did they cough in the last 15 But i'm not kidding. He's paranoid. I think sometimes he forgets that i've raised, (by the help of the Lord)..two kids of my own and they had temps, and coughed and sneezed...but I understand to some degree his issue...2 of the kids have Asthma...and if one gets a cold it has to make its rounds through the whole gang..
I bought Tonys gift the other day..I'm all done with his...and, hee hee...he knows i'm done with his, and he has no idea what to do for me and i'm just playing it cool...I don't even think he's asked me what I want...I didn't ask him. I got him what I wanted him to have, and i'm not gonna mention it here cause I don't know that he don't read this...or that Slick wouldn't think he needed to be informed of what his gift he did several years ago...yeah, ole Slick was taking care of good ole Dad..back when money was a lot tighter, me and the kids would go in together to get Tony his gift, and Tony would go in with them to get mine...well, we bought Tony a leaf blower...sounded good to me and the girls..we had a yard full of trees and it would make his job easier..well, good son Slick couldn't stand it..he thought it was a bad idea and he felt sorry for Tony and didn't want him to be disappointed when he opened it he decides to tell Tony ahead of time to give him a chance to wrap his mind around the fact that he was gonna get a leaf blower...HA Slick tells him...and Tonys like "A leaf blower???"...yeah Dad..but, come Christmas morning, Tony opens his present and plays the confessed to his crime later...we laugh about it now..but we wanted to wring his neck. It's not the first time Tony was enlightened to his gift thanks to his one and only son Slick...
This particular year, I was so excited about Tony's gift! He had wanted an aquarium for years, but I never could get one for him. But this year...YES! I was able to get it...oh it was a nice one too..I'm not quite sure of the exact details, I think I block it out cause I wanted to strangle my son and I temporarily lost my senses.. ha ha, but I think it went something like this...(on our way to church) "Hey Dad, I know what you're getting for's an...." and Tony IMMEDIATELY knew..."An aquarium!!" Tony yells excitedly... He could tell by the look on my face that he had guessed right, and Slick...oh I wanted to murdle-ize that boy...I started crying, and was still crying when I got to church...I was SO disappointed..Christmas was over for me...of course Slick felt bad, his Dad's Christmas was spoiled, his mother was sitting on the front bench at church trying not to cry..what a sight.....but we laugh about it's one of my favorite Christmas stories..actually I could have started a series, I guess....I could have called them " How the Slick Spoiled Christmas" Season 1 "The Leaf Blower" and Season 2 "The Aquarium". lololol.....awww, the memories..


  1. Yeah thanks mom, lets just go ahead and tell it all! But i can tell you that you might be getting a rrrrrr! Hahahaha love ya mom! Merry christmas

  2. Okay, that totally cracked me up. I love it!!

  3. Hahaha!!! I know what Pappy is getting!!! But I won't tell!! Maybe.... :p lol
    If I was u I would of killed Slick for telling!! Just saying:p
    Is that one reason u would beat him with a board :D haha that was pretty funny stuff!!!
    I know ur ready for Christmas!!! Let's let the season shine!!