Friday, December 7, 2012

Jingle Bells & All That Jazz and What I Know For Sure (this week)

Some strange things are happening.  There I was making beds, cleaning the house and I was humming like I was god damn Cinderella.  Except it was worse than just an over-the-top cheerful, house-cleaning, happy, under-appreciated sad sap Disney character....I was humming Christmas music.  

In fact, all this week I've been going around humming Winter Wonderland, singing Jingle Bells and acting sort of jolly.

I'm singing and decorating.  Check out my latest MomPulse video about our far from perfect, but still wonderful Christmas tree.

I've made it pretty clear that I'm not a huge fan of the holidays so the only way to explain all of this joy is, well, um, a Christmas miracle.  Maybe all that jazz about there being magic in the season is true.  If getting in the holiday spirit can happen to me, it can happen to anyone, that I know for sure.

Here are some other things I know for sure (this week):

  • I love it when my kids get along.  It's just such a good thing.

JT and Wade sharing a laugh at breakfast. 

  • DMX is feeling the holidays and I happen to love his version of Rudolph the Reindeer.  He's like a rap version of Harvey Fierstein.

  • Fevers suck.  Especially when it's your kid's fever and you take that kid to the doctor and they say "it's a virus." And then you say, "Oh hell, I was hoping it was Strep."  I know you know what I mean.  Even the doctor agreed.  We all know.  Strep=meds=kid gets better in 24-48 hours.  Virus=scary fevers and unknown length of recovery time.

Baby Wade is the second kid to come down with the weird fever virus this past week.

  • Getting away would be a great thing.  If you weren't too devastated that Justin Bieber didn't get nominated and still want to win a trip to the Grammy Awards, there's still time to enter this rad contest.  Click here to find out how easy it is to enter, seriously it only takes two minutes.  Two minutes and you might win a trip to L.A. and a car.  I for sure know that's awesome (any week).
  • One-on-one time is tough in a large family, but so important.  I had what I like to call small group time with Lucy and Wade this week and it was so fun.  We went to our favorite hot dog joint--we walked and sang Christmas carols on the way to keep warm.  No, I am not making that up.  We did and it was fun.
Lulu is posing under an autographed picture of Martha Stewart which I find appropriate because I think Lulu will run her own empire someday (hopefully minus the jail time).

  • Winning a Wii U would quite possibly make you a very popular mom/dad/grandma/aunt/uncle/girlfriend---oh hell person, you'd be a popular person.  Click here to find out how to enter yet another amazingly rad giveaway.

What do you know for sure (this week)? C'mon, we're friends, share what you know.  Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page.

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  1. That over-breakfast giggle pic almost brought tears to my eyes - so cool. I do have to cop to loveloveloving Christmas carols (embarassingly year-round)... Except for "walking in a winter wonderlad", which my father forever ruined by singing it as "walking 'round in women's underwear". You're welcome for that. (At least you don't have the visual I do. Dad's 6'3", 250 lbs. *shudder*)

    1. Too funny! Just laughed out loud reading your comment.
      I wish I could be more of a Christmas lover. You go with your bad self. And Merry Christmastime!

  2. Viruses do suck. :( I hope everybody is doing better now. I also love Christmas music and I am in the Christmas spirit this year.

    1. We're getting better slowly. I like Christmas music and am def getting more in the spirit this year. I'm having a blast linking up with you and being a part of #iPPP!

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