Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the Season...

If you're like me, you can remember J.C. Penney catalogs. What fun it was to flip through that huge book over and over again this time of year, dreaming of what Santa might bring for Christmas. After much admiration, page corners were turned down, and wished for items were carefully and deliberately circled and initialed by all the kids in the house. If it weren't for the Internet and the environment, I'd probably still be pouring through that thing.

Well, apparently my boys don't need catalogs. One morning before school last week, they sat at the breakfast table (self-initiated) and deliberated for a long and hard while. They whispered back and forth to each other while Jack wrote as quickly as he could. I thought they were coloring and went about my business. They finished their breakfast and headed to the bus stop and off to school. As I cleared the table later that morning, I found this: You should know by now that I don't make this stuff up. I'm going to have to laminate this or something.

Not that the season's focus should be all about presents, but I'm all for getting something cool for my kids for Christmas. My parents did it. I finally got my dream come true in junior high I think it was... the 13 inch black and white TV. Oh, you got one too (but the real question is, did yours go to college with you?)? Then there was the year that I got everything Smurf. Don't ask.

Anyway, I think these two might be a bit disappointed this year from the looks of this list. We'll have to see what Santa comes up with.

7 comments:

mpaschal said...

Oh those boys...they always make me laugh. My personal fav is the machine gun. Let me know what you find;)

Jessica B said...

does that say skeleton? i could hook you up with some sources for this, if you'd like :) i think their list is very good. i am sure you would all benefit from nightly guitar hero contests. we had a guitar hero tourney last year at our family christmas - it was a riot!

Melissa said...

I love "Gold and Silver". Jack is smart, invest then you can afford to get it yourself.

slivengo said...

Hanging Skeleton? What an imagination your boys have :) Totally made me laugh! I love Trey! :)

janetwhipple said...

Love this!! Definitely a list worth keeping!! Good luck with your shopping....although I guess it might be easy just to ask Bjourn for his gun :)

Jenni said...

Awesome blog, Whit. I love it. Keep up the good work!

A*Dub said...

Kinda reminds me of the Christmas list one year when my sister asked for a Mitsubishi 3000GT .... riiiight. Dig the skeleton request.