Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Bruce has decided that THIS is the only way to put up Christmas lights! In shorts, in 70 degree weather! I have to agree though it's taking me a while to get into the holiday spirit with it warm outside and wearing sandals! We put our tree up and were scratching our heads over why it took us 14 years to finally decide on a pre-lit artificial tree! So quick and soo easy and soooo pretty and ZERO needles to vacuum up!
And in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, Sue at Happy Meals and Happy Hour once again took the words right out of my mouth (well ok, right out of my mind!) to explain hubby and my relationship about Christmas!

Last December 1st, my husband sat down at the dinner table and announced, "December is going to be a really busy month for me."

Then I stabbed him with a fork.

So I am launching the first annual Husbands' Christmas Challenge. And here are the rules:
• You must accomplish the tasks IN ADDITION to your regular responsibilities.
• You may not hire anyone to help you.
• You may not bribe your children to help you.
• You must accomplish the following by Midnight, December 24th:

Take a Christmas card photo - choose and order Christmas cards- buy Christmas stamps -sign, address, stamp & mail all 150 cards - Decorate house including wreaths, stockings, scented candles, advent calendar, indoor lights, stuffed Santas, snowmen, Christmas card holder, outdoor lights-Decorate Christmas tree with kids- adjust decorations when kids aren't around - Be sure kids have watched Rudolph, Elf, Frosty, and the Grinch - Acquire each child's christmas list - Buy wrapping paper, scotch tapes, bows, tags, bags, and tissue paper - Buy stocking stuffers, don't forget the dog - Buy and wrap gifts for kids teachers, dance teachers, karate instructors, and babysitters - Buy and wrap all kids' presents - Hide all kids presents - Buy and wrap presents for parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, nieces,nephews and in-laws - Pack & address gifts - stand in line at Post Office - Attend at least one cookie swap - attend all Holiday School concerts - Attend all holiday school parties - Make and deliver Christmas cookies to neighbors & friends - Make a gingerbread house with the kids - Buy & fill money holders for garbage man, mailman, bus driver and cleaning lady - Set out milk & cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve - Read "Twas the night Before Christmas" - Fill stockings, set out presents, eat cookies, drain milk, leave crumbs - pass out.

THEN tell me you had a busy month. ;)


CaraBee said...

That would be one of my issues with moving to a warm weather climate, I love wintry Christmases! We just got a pre-lit tree last year. It is AWESOME!

Leslie said...

That's a good man! I want to see "after" pictures of the lights!