Conversation at the Penny Watson house last night...
Son: Hey Mom.
Son: You know that Jewish family who lives down the street? At the house with no lights and no tree and no Christmas decorations?
Son: Our house looks exactly like that. EXCEPT WE'RE NOT JEWISH!
Me: What's your point?
Son: Are we ever going to put up our Christmas decorations this year?
After my son shamed me into admitting I was a bit behind with my Christmas preparation (no cookies, no gingerbread house, no decorations, no music, naked tree, no cards) I decided to do something special today. When the kids left for school, I got out all the boxes of stuff, and ran to the hardware store to get new lights (ours were busted), and got to work!
I'm calling this OPERATION ELF. By the time the kids get back from school, the house will be transformed into a winter wonderland...there will be a fire in the fireplace, hot chocolate waiting for them, and Celine Dion Christmas music playing!
I AM ELF! HEAR ME ROAR!