Monday, December 22, 2008

Not Me Monday

It's that time again! Time for you to see the real goings on in the house so wild it could only be called Keesler Chaos!

I did not drag my kids out into the sub zero temperatures and make them help me shovel snow. They did not have lots of fun, nor did they leave the previously scooped driveway covered with snow after having a snow fight. (No, not a snowBALL fight, 'cause it wouldn't stick together, so they just threw snow at each other.)

I did not make 3 batches of sugar cookies, 2 batches of brownies and a super sized pan of crispy treats and not let my kids eat any because they were for the concert.

I did not get SO organized this year that I wrapped the presents as I went, and then forgot to write down what they were. I did not have to peel them open to help me remember what was in them. I did not decide to be more organized because last year I found a gift tucked into the summer clothes when I got them out ...in JUNE.

I did not use the mutant reindeer Christmas cards the kids made. Nope, I only sent the pretty ones. So no one is getting a 3 eyed, 2 nosed reindeer card in the mail. Please don't choke on your cocoa when you get it, Just keep saying "It's the thought that counts, It's the thought that counts,......)

We have not put off setting up the tree for so long that it seems too late now. I did not talk my sweetie into foregoing it altogether. We are not going to throw tradition to the wind and put our presents under the manger instead. I am SO not going to claim we did it on purpose! It did help Mac make a firm connection that the presents are for Jesus' Birthday!

Lastly, I did not spend three days straight in the house, in my grubby clothes, not once going out. I did not leave the driveway un-shoveled, cancel the concert (at 5:00 AM!!), and let the kids have yet another jammies day, making a total of 4 in the last 3 weeks! A good mom wouldn't let a few days of sub-arctic temperatures and ice covered streets keep her down!

10 comments:

Keyona said...

I hid Lael's birthday presents then "lost" them and then "found" them and decided to wrap them as Christmas presents!

Leah said...

Our Christmas presents are hidden all around the house. I can't remember what I bought. Only a few are wrapped and I can't remember where I put my husband's gift! I'll be tearing the house apart today until I find it.

missy said...

does canceling the concert mean they get to eat the dozens of cookies and brownies?????

love your "not me" posts!!!

Cathy said...

I really like the idea of putting the presents around the Manger for Baby Jesus! Great list!

DESJ and Company said...

there is nothing in the world better than a weekend spent in pajamas.

Kameron said...

My hubby did the same thing! He wrapped all the presents without asking me who they we all for and I had to open them all a little to write the tags! I couldn't get mad at him because he was trying to be helpful and if I said something, he'd never wrap again!! :o)

blueviolet said...

I think the mutant reindeer cards are going to turn out to be the favorites!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I found you on MckMama's blog. Great Not Me's! I most certainly do not hide in the house, staying in my pajamas all day, when it's frigid outside. Oh wait, I am right now.

TuTu's Bliss said...

I love not me!! BTW I am your very first follower!!! Yippee!!

Stephanie said...

I stayed in my jammies all day Saturday this weekend and last weekend. So did the kids! It was fabulous!

Love your Not Me's!

BTW, I'm the 10th commenter on a single post! :)