On Christmas morning I woke up to quite a sight. I opened the
curtains on the patio door and saw a brown, yucky substance all over the siding, deck, windows and snow. It looked like someone had taken handfuls of poo and threw it all over the place. Was it reindeer shit? I couldn’t remember pissing off any of the neighbors, I was drawing a blank. It took me a few minutes before I realized what had happened.
Two days before Christmas I ran out of space in the refrigerator and there happened to be four, two-liter bottles of pop taking up space.
Whenever we order pizza from Happy Joes they always seem to be having a sale where we get a giant bottle of pop for free. We don’t drink much pop so it just sort of sits in the fridge and takes up space.
That left three other ticking time bombs still sitting on the deck – one a bottle of Orange Crush. I feared for my life (and clothes) and made
my husband go outside to take care of the rest. With a shovel he gently scooped them up one by one and hurled them across the yard as the kids and I watched in awe from inside. It was as if he were diffusing a bomb or something. He was our Christmas hero!
I have also become a hero since Christmas. I am now an expert at
putting together elaborate Hot Wheel’s sets, making friendship bracelets and ripping and down loading songs onto new MP3 players. I also learned that I can charge a Kindle Fire with my phone charger and I know how to download the same game to multiple devices. I’ve also become a pro Ping-Pong player (in the eyes of my children). The only thing I still have to work on is laundry. When you have sparkly, neon pink and purple shirts and the washing instructions state to wash with like colors, what’s a mom to do?!
My family has learned a new song too; it’s the US Cellular jingle. We sing it loud and proud every time it comes on and we hear it a lot! It goes like this here; (Everybody sing!)
You just got a new phone, excitements in the air; you didn’t go
with US Cellular now you’re pulling out your hair. Oh, dropping calls, download fails no signal anywhere, you keep on running but you just can’t hide they got you for two years. No cell phone zone, stupid phone why don’t you just work, the holidays are over and your phones acting like a jerk!