Stop complaining about how much you hate sending out Christmas cards. I know you are lying. OK, it can be a pain trying to get the entire family (kids and/or dogs) to look at the camera at the same time. Maybe you have a family member with the Chandler Bing picture smile? I do, but I refuse to reveal his identity (it may or may not be the man that I married, shhhhh….) Maybe you have one of those kids that will inevitably be dirty two seconds before you need them to say “ccchhheeessseee”? Yes, addressing the envelopes is time consuming. Just drink wine while you work. Do you fear of envelope licking poison? Stop watching Seinfeld.
Well tough because everyone loves the dang cards. Especially me! Who doesn’t love to show off your adorable family in a festive card?It makes my day to get a Merry Christmas from a friend I haven’t seen all year. Those pain in the ass cards give me the warm fuzzies, but can I share a little secret with you? Sometimes when I look into the future, I get a little nervous about the card. Here’s why: I am really afraid I will have nothing to add to the card. Let me explain. One of my favorite types of cards is the family update newsletter. The entire family has a little paragraph that updates everyone on the accomplishments and goings on in their life that year. If our family had a newsletter, hubby’s paragraph would talk about his dedication to his job and the 372,384,926 football games he attended this fall. Monkey’s paragraph would discuss his love of preschool and his favorite classes, yoga and science–yoga in preschool, ridic, right? He is also taking piano lessons that his mother fears he will later use this talent to pick up chicks. Mimi’s would need to discuss her love of gym and music class and focus on her famed Mimi booty shake dance. Imagine an 18-month-old dropping it like it is hot—it’s pretty hilar. Then there is me. My paragraph would go something like this,” Ummm… well, uh. Hmmm.” What could I share with the world? I was used as a human tissue eight times today. Some days I am amazed at how long it has been since my last shower. I can name that kid’s show in three notes and I am a wiz at getting chocolate milk out of the laundry. Nothing ground breaking there. Maybe my day-to-day life isn’t paragraph worthy. I could just share what I contribute to our little world. How could that go over? Here is what I would share: I make dam cute kids that are kind and well mannered (most times) in public. I entertain my husband daily with my antics and my lack of housekeeping abilities. I am a great daughter that now worries more about her parents staying out too late and drinking too much at parties. I am an awesome sister that is always willing to call her brother out on his ridiculous need to play remote control commando during holidays. I am a good friend that is willing to drink wine with you and tell you exactly what you need to hear in your times of need. I will also judge other people on the playground harshly to make you feel better about your parenting and expect the same in return. Also, I write a pretty funny Mommy blog that is about to go viral (if it is in writing it must be true, right?) So enough of this nonsense! I don’t need a stinking Christmas card to show my worth. I will just go for the funny! Here is this year’s card:
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