Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Preparation 2008 - Lessons Learned

In my attempts to be helpful to others, I offer up these sage words of advice as you tackle the holiday season this year.

1. Big, tough German Shepherds weighing 90 lbs. don't really like to wear reindeer antlers.



2. When addressing Christmas cards, packages, etc,.. for the love of a mother's sanity, please, please, please make sure the pen is water soluble. Just remember this: Friends don't let friends use Sharpies.





No, it's not foot fungus - it's black pen 'nail polish'. At least she's on-trend for the winter months.



Hmm,... which superhero is it - Catwoman, or Tatwoman? Thankfully, this was not a sharpie pen. I rest my case.

3. When allowing the children to decorate the tree, it is important for a responsible adult to be present, even if you must rent one, in order to make sure they don't hang all 5 moving boxes full of Christmas ornaments on the tree on only one side, resulting in an unbalanced tree. And I don't mean from an artistic standpoint.


Merry Christmas!

3 comments:

Beth said...

What a sad tree... but you were being a brave mom leting your kids do the decorating. I'm sure it is a memory they will keep. Sorry about the sharpie on the toes, good thing it wasn't on the face of your sweet little girl.

I just looked at your blog for the first time today. I really like it.

Teri said...

Okay, laughing out loud at the Christmas tree! (Sorry!)

NOT laughing out loud at Sabrina. I have a pic of Cayna in a similar state - thank God it was a dry erase marker. Glad hers wasn't a Sharpie either.

Now, make the next post some Christmas cooking tips, wouldja?

Dysd Housewife said...

Oh wow. That probably surprised your kids! LOL

And what is with the little girls and whiskers? My daughter did the same thing when whe was 3 or 4..