Saturday, December 6, 2008

The REAL Story of the Christmas Picture

Here is a picture. A picture after decorating our tree and house for Christmas. Isn't it adorable? We will put it in our photo album and look upon it fondly for years to come. I will put it on facebook, probably tonight, and say, "Look at my beautiful, perfect family! We just love Christmas! We are so happy!" But what we don't see is the story behind the picture. So, I share with you tonight, a rare look at the true story of Christmas.

Mommy spends 20 minutes unraveling the string of beads for the tree. Mateo spends 20 seconds messing it up.

Mommy takes beads away from Mateo. Mateo does not like this. Mateo has a giant fit.

Mommy is tired of dealing with the toddler and the tree and yells at Daddy to help out more. Daddy begrudgingly puts the lights on the tree.

Mateo, still unhappy about the beads, tries to hit Mommy.

Then continues to whine and demand to be held....

Until bribed with a brownie to sit in front of the tree....

...for this picture.

Seriously, I can not make this stuff up. These are the actual pictures that I took tonight hoping for a couple iconic images we can remember for years. Mateo delicately placing the first ornament on the tree. Daddy getting tangled in the lights and laughing while teasing his son. Mommy making hot chocolate and baking cooking (shoot! I forgot about the cookies!). Well, that crap doesn't actually happen in real life. What I posted above, does happen. It's time to embrace it. Post it on facebook. Put these pictures on your blog or in your scrapbooks. If for no other reason, it will make me feel better.

Merry Freakin' Christmas.


JonesEthiopia said...

Merry Freakin' Christmas indeed. Loved this post!

Anonymous said...

You always keep me smiling.

Rachel said...

Haha, you are making me look forward to putting up our tree. I am almost sure that I will catch Elizabeth climbing on the thing, tipping it over on herself, or playing in the poisoned water in the tree stand. So many wonderful Christmas memories to come.

Bergmama said...

This post was hilarious!!!! It sounds like Christmas at my house!!