Well hi, thanks for popping by today! As you may or may not know this month’s Tuesday blog posts are dedicated to asking one light-hearted question. I have to confess, thinking up these questions was much easier in theory. 😊 Trying to be all inclusive has been the biggest challenge, but
yep, always a but I have to admit it’s also pretty neat that that’s my issue. I’m genuinely fascinated by human nature, always have been (I’ve been ‘people watching’ as far back as I can remember), so it’s neat that people from all walks of life pop in from time to time. I’m rambling, aren’t I? Okay here’s the question for today. What is your funniest holiday memory? We don’t always associate the holidays with being particularly funny, so I found myself having to really ponder this one, but I do have one distinct memory, actually two. Feel free to share yours, or not, but I do encourage you to try to think of one, the memories are good for a smile or two.
So, in reflection these two memories come to mind, however the first one is one that is funny now but wasn’t so funny then. Even still it tugs on my heart strings, but it’s a little silly so I’m sharing it. When my son was two, I read somewhere that it would be a cute idea to put black makeup on your thumbprint and then press it to your child’s cheek while they are sleeping so when they wake up Christmas morning you can tell them Santa came and left his print on their cheek. And even as I write this, it sounds kinda creepy, but at the time I thought, oh that’s adorable, and soooo I did it. Fast forward to Christmas morning, my son woke up hesitantly excited because he was born a cautious old soul, and I tell him to go check his cheek in the mirror. He runs to the mirror, looks at the thumbprint I’d gingerly pressed on his cheek while he was sleeping, looks back at me, wide-eyed, and as I’m trying to explain that Santa did that, he begins to become very, very upset that Santa ‘touched him’, basically that Santa was able to get into the house at all. (To further clarify, this was not a one-off behavior from my son, we went to Disneyland when he was two and he wanted to know why people were walking around dressed as characters (like Winnie the Pooh), like why would they ever want do that). So, in reflection, I should have known better, but we did eventually get the day back on track and today we ‘mostly’ laugh about it, my son still gives me the side-eye, like mom c’mon, why did you do that to me? That’s me, mom of the year…developing trust issues since ’96. The second memory is probably more funny to us. My son was 13, too old to hang out with mom, but still willing to. We went to the holiday light show at a botanical garden and it was beautiful; at the very end you could get your picture with Santa. I knew, given my son’s age, that he was too old, but also that this would be the last time I stood a chance getting him to do it. So, after a little begging, and also agreeing to do it with him 😊, we both climbed up on Santa’s knees and got our picture taken. The first picture was all smiles, but the second picture Santa was clearly grimacing. Poor Santa, we were definitely more than he bargained for, but I’m thankful he allowed it as it’s still a precious and silly memory. So those are two of my funny favorites from the holidays.
For those of you who love the holiday season, it’s zooming by, soak it up! For those of you who do not cherish the holiday season, you’re closer than you were yesterday, you’ve totally got this! Thank you for stopping in today. Nothing new with me, still trying to recover from the chocolate orange backlash, after eating maybe a quarter of each kind, my body revolted with a wretched painful flair. But my son tested positive for the flu last weekend so it also could have been that, one never knows with chronic illness. That’s all I’ve got today, expect a few more doodles. December is my favorite month to doodle, I think it’s because I used to do ‘all the things’ during the holidays and now I’m mostly in bed so it helps me feel like I’m still doing something. If you’re out and about, please be kind to yourself and others, we’re all just doing the best we can. ❤