Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas Fools Day

Last Christmas was our first in our new house. For the sake of the story, the house is laid out in a "studio" format; the kitchen, dining room, and primary living area are all one big room. It's a long room, but relatively narrow, so we chose a space-consuming tree, pictured. The tree is visible from anywhere in the main living space.

One evening, caught up in the holiday chaos, I found myself out of some ingredient or another. I told Brian that I had to run to the store, and would be right back.

When I returned, Brian and his friends were on their way out, but were dragging their feet some. After so much loitering and snickering, I asked them what in the heck was their deal?!! "Nothing, nothing," they laughed, headed out the door, with Brian telling me to call him later, if I wanted to.


My 18-year-old son telling me to call him? That's a switch. Pfft...I shook my head and went about my cooking.

It was a full 30 minutes before I figured out what the snickering was about, ended up sinking into a chair for a good long laugh, and, indeed, giving him a call.


  1. HAHAHHAhahahah:) I bet you laughed like crazy. Tell your son he has one great sense of humour. I'm all smiles reading this blog entry.

  2. Brian is tooooooooooo cute!

    Your fist tree looked like a "Charlie Brown" Christmas Tree and now you have a "Thumbelina" Christmas Tree! ;-)

    Time to wish you, your family and all fellow bloggers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Playful 2006!

    Ho Ho Ho!

  3. That reminds me of the time he put that pretend lobster in the toilet bowl...

    May he never cease playing practical jokes on his mama.

  4. I absolutely love it!!

    You know I would have laughed if I'd been there... ;0)

  5. Anonymous10:43 AM

    what the hell!!!?!!

    does he havew a shrinking machine?!!?!

  6. Nice one! The kid has a sense of humor! LOL Happy Holidys.

  7. LOL! How fun. But how'd he get those little teeny ornaments on the tree?

    I wish we had a tree. Like Kyle Broslofski from South Park so eloquently put's hard to be a Jew at Christmas.

  8. You forgot to water the Christmas Tree ..


  9. This is one of the many things that made me love Brian, even though I've never really "met" him. That and the devil horns, and the lobster, and putting up with the Mexican birthday dinners, and the crazy prom shoes, and just all of it.

  10. What are you going to do with yourself when he leaves the "nest"? Enjoy the time you have together and Happy Holidays!


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