Dec 13, 2016

All I Want For Christmas

Christmas is upon us. For weeks now, my family has been talking about what we want for Christmas. The kids are making their long lists for Santa and adding to them with every new commercial they see. 

I have also been thinking about my very own Christmas list. Of course it includes the politically correct things like world peace, an end to starvation, health...or even a million dollars, or a day at the spa. 

But here’s the thing. If I am being totally honest, I really don’t want those things. Sure, they are really important things, but selfishly, there are a few other things that I desperately want for Christmas this year. 

Without further ado, here is my REAL Mom Christmas list:
  • I want to stop repeating the same thing over and over and over again and have one of the kids listen the first time. 
  • I want to drive a vehicle without garbage, crumbs, and rotten food all over the backseat.
  • I want the kitchen counter tops to be free of multiple piles of papers and garbage that we don’t need to keep. 
  • I want to watch an adult TV show in its entirety without having to pause it 15 times because someone got out of bed. 
  • I want to sit down with my coffee or my computer for more than five minutes at a time before someone says, “Mommmmm… Will you get me...water, milk, breakfast, a Band-Aid, paper, Kleenex, pants…"
  • I want to look in to the kitchen from my cozy spot on the couch and NOT see all the cupboard doors open and every single light left on. 
  • I want to arrive to church on time, and sweat free. Just once. 
  • I want all the socks to have matches. Where are the fricking matches? 
  • I want to have a pen in the house that works and that is kept where it is supposed to be in the drawer. Just one.
  • I want to have one meal…just once, where the kids don’t fight over who gets to sit next to mom. 
  • Even better, I want to sit down through an entire meal. 
  • I want one day where I don’t have to watch the Disney Channel and here the song “Hey Jessie”.
  • I want someone else to do the kid pick up after work. Someone else to wrangle the toddler and the two school-agers. Someone else to carry the backpacks, art projects, boots, hats, gloves, and screaming toddler through the snow in the frigid outdoors to the car.
  • I want someone to listen when I say “don’t eat in the living room” and really not eat in the living room. 
AND…
  • I want A silent night. A peaceful, quiet, calm night. 
There you have it. Mom’s REAL Christmas list. In the end, I know I will get perfume, a pair of mittens, or a kitchen gadget. And that’s okay. Even though whatever I get won’t be matched socks, a clean kitchen, a meal with no interruptions, or a silent night, whatever I do get will come with love. 

Merry Christmas!

23 comments:

  1. Yes, your list and mine are quite similar. Not sure I am getting anything on it though.... Happy Holidays :)

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  2. I need to make a copy of your list for the Mensch on the Bench, and Santa, since our family celebrates both. Hopefully between the two, I will get at least one item? Oh, and about the socks, I gave up. Even I wear mish-mash socks now. Bigger fish to fry! SUper post! TY!

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    1. Good luck with your wish list! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. All of the above! It's amazing moms have any voice left at the end of the day with how many times we need to repeat ourselves. Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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  4. This is funny, and I'd say pretty relatable! haha. I don't think i'm even getting a gift this year! Husbanad doesn't remember that the toddler and babay can't go Christmas shopping on their own XD x #stayclassymama

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    1. haha! Hope you get what you want for Christmas!

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  5. Alleluya!!! someone else is thinking what I am thinking.. What that I pray for every single day at nigh.. lol I can take it any time of the year not only for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with #Alittlebitofeverything.

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  6. Oh yes! All I would add is after I repeat myself because the child did not move I would love to not hear "You told me that already!" And maybe add to the journey for a working pen would be sharpened pencil with eraser for homework. Seriously I think my counter eats them! We finish homework put it on the counter and the next night GONE! Maybe it is the piles of paper...

    Thanks for sharing with us on #FridayFrivolity

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    1. Yes! There are never, ever sharpened pencils with erasers! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Whoa, it's eerie how my life seems so similar to yours! As for the nasty car thing, I had a friend recommend having our dog jump into the car and just GO TO TOWN on all the crumbs and crap. If you don't have one, you should borrow one! #alittlebitofeverything

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    1. Now that is an awesome idea! I am totally going to do that tonight!

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  8. Ah I hope the perfume is decent at least, and you get your silent night #mainyloveschristmas

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  9. I love the list and its something to keep getting out and taking a look at if only just to chuckle at the things that will never happen ;) I agree about the never sitting down through a whole meal. My legs should be so toned through the amount of sitting and standing meal squats that I do...sadly they are not:)
    Thanks for linking up to #mainyloveschristmas
    Mainy x

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    1. Right?! Why aren't our legs perfectly toned. I never sit down!

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  10. Brilliant! Hope all your Christmas wishes come true...I'd just like 1 night's sleep as my girl still doesn't sleep through grrr. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

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  11. This is hilarious... DEFINITELY need a lot of these for Christmas... Fo sho would adore to be able to watch my face programmes without having to rewind constantly because I missed a bit! And being able to make my house smell/look nice without knowing it will be ruined momentously about 5 minutes later. I hope you get spoilt this Christmas and you can have a chill! #stayclassymama

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  12. Hope you got at least something you wished for! Happy new year #stayclassymama

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