Friday, December 01, 2006

Need a little Christmas spirit?

The penguins claimed they didn't see anything, but everyone knew
Frosty had whacked Santa with his cane.


Nothing takes away the holiday spirit like a quick trip to Walmart. Well, that is what it was suppose to be....just a quick trip. My purpose was to go and get milk or at least that is the excuse I gave. The truth was I had been locked up all day and needed a break. What was I thinking when I decided that a trip to Walmart would calm my frayed nerves. Did I not think about the throngs of people in search for the perfect toy at bargain prices. Armed with carts these people aren't playing around. They will cut you off, push you out of the way, and stare you down if that's what it takes to get what they want . Approximately 45 minutes later I left Walmart with my milk and a Christmas CD with the song "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" on it for Madelyn. I know what you must be thinking first the Reindeer and now the Hippo song, this girl must love self-induced torture. I don't know perhaps I do. So on the way home I decide to take a little drive to look at all the Christmas lights with Madelyn. As I was driving and listening to Madelyn sing about not wanting Crocodiles and rhinoceroses I was reminded of mine and Dallan's first Christmas as a married couple. While dating I had never taken him home to the little town I grew up in and therefore he had never been to my mom's house. So there we were driving down the street when all of a sudden Dallan says "Will you look at that house, it looks like Christmas puked on the lawn", I quietly replied "Honey, that is my mom's house", he looked at me with a nervous little grin and said be quiet Mandee and I said no Dallan, that really is my house". By the way he would KILL me if he knew I had published this, but there is nothing like a little laughter at the expense of someone else. I do have to say that in my mom and step-dad's defense they were in the middle of decorating the lawn and hadn't quite gotten everything sorted out (so mom, please don't be mad at Dallan!).

I think I need to clarify that none of these are pictures of Christmas at my house!
By the way do you think these people know what they are getting this year for Christmas?

9 comments:

emma jo said...

That is hilarious! I have never really felt a passion for the plastic lawn ornaments but I'm sure glad other people use them cause Christmas just wouldn't be as interesting!..and the Santa on the potty, it's gotta be in Texas...or at least from Walmart :)

Suebee said...

Real life is so much funnier than fiction. I laughed till my eyes watered.

Heather J said...

Hey Mandee, I really don't appreciate you using photos of my yard to "decorate" your web page.

I did go to that web page "Ugly christmas Lights" Sooo enjoyable!! I laughed and laughed, that should be a new holiday tradition and a lesson for everyone..... Or even a TV special..."When Chrismas Lights Go Bad"...

Of course it is reminder, you know when you go to the store and see hot pink christmas socks with purple trim that says PRINCESS on it....nothing says christmas like a pink christmas sock...ANyway, I for the longest time, just thought they sent them back to the factory, because WHO in their right mind is REALLY going to buy those, right?

Oh Shock and horror when I realized all of those hideous chrismas decorations actually are purchased and go home to people's houses.

Now that is a tradition I DO NOT want!! ...."allright children, go get the silver foil christmas tree, and mommy will hang the PRINCESS, DIVA and ROCK STAR christmas socks by the fire place...

OH watch your head you might bump the disco ball.

Heather J said...

Sorry about the long winded post! But, Hey its fun to read the rantings of a crazed women!

You know that might be the name of my new blog!

mandee said...

That is an awesome name and so describes you. Yes, "the rantings of a crazed woman". Perfection.

Sarah M said...

Hey! I found you through Emily's blog...I am her sister's sister-in-law. Did you follow that? Anyway, I too was at Walmart (my first trip in over 6 months--I'm solely a Target girl) on December 1, and HATED every second of it...it was a zoo. Must have been payday or something. As for the lawn orniments...I was a little concerned that they were pictures of YOUR house and that we couldn't be blogging friends. I fee VERY releaved! :-)

emma jo said...

Were you teasing us with two close together? I need more of a Mandee fix than that!...PS this last week's Survivor had to be the best episode ever...with the exception of Colby dropping Jerry on her head, of course.

Vanderbeeks said...

Too Funny! Mandee, you need to keep a list of these funnies! You could be a comedian someday.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Oh my that is sooooo funny! I had to laugh at your poor husband's comment!

Loved that first photo and the commentary. You are hilarious!