December 27, 2005

After Effects

So, looking back at Christmas Day I can tell you all with great certainty that Christmas sucked.

Yep, that's right. The soon to be ex brother in law made sure of it.

There were some bright spots. My son opening gifts Christmas morning and the new roaster I got from my husband. Want a sure way to smile? Watch my kid open gifts. As soon as he can see the body of the gift he says: "Oh wow! Awesome, it's just what I wanted. Thank You Santa!"

Contrast this with my nephew who says "I don't want that, you mean you didn't get me the blue one? My daddy says I can't have that cause it is too expensive, so take it back."

Then of course there was the obligatory, yelling, throwing of utensils, food, paper and insults that go along with being in my family and you have it - Christmas sucks.

I am officially staying home next year. Home, with my appreciative son, amorous husband and cute as a button pets. I am going to play and I am going to eat cookies, and my evil relatives aren't going to tell me I should lay off the cookies, and my brother in law isn't going to cause chaos and I will go a full day without anyone telling anyone else that they have made a mess of their life.

I'll miss the food, but not the fighting. Although the food fight was fun. . .And I did manage to polish off an entire bottle of champagne watching the not-so-festivities.

Church was very sweet and uplifting and yesterday was much more quiet. Exactly as it should be.

Oh, and to top it all off, I think I burned a $100 Lowes Gift Card. Damn!

Posted by Oddybobo at December 27, 2005 09:01 AM | TrackBack

Contrast your Christmas to mine. I spent the entire day in a dormitory on a local campus with water rushing down four flights of stairs and the Director of the Physical Plant of the university telling me that it was my fault.

My comment, "Shut up. You aren't helping."

Posted by: Two Dogs at December 27, 2005 11:05 AM

I was a bit luckier, my family dropped off the presents @ my moms while I was in the ER

Posted by: michele at December 27, 2005 11:38 AM

My sympathies. We have had many the "non-festive" Christmases in my family, but this year was uneventful for once. Perhaps George's dad on Seinfeld was on to something with his Festivus celebration!

Posted by: Pam at December 27, 2005 02:15 PM

We also had a few mishaps that I am unable to blog about (family reads my blog) but I don't think it was as bad as yours {{{hugs}}} C'mon out to Joisey - I'll buy ya a drink.. or four
; - )

Posted by: Kate at December 27, 2005 03:04 PM

Mine had it's own share of drama. Guess that's just the way holidays are, at times.

Posted by: trouble at December 27, 2005 03:13 PM

Damn... sorry that it sucked so bad. Not that mine was outstanding, but it wasn't full of that crap.

Hope the New Year brings much better for you...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at December 27, 2005 03:34 PM

Awww man. That just is all kind of suck. Too bad you didn't live closure, I'd buy you a drink or twelve.

Posted by: Contagion at December 27, 2005 03:45 PM

I win! LOL!

Sorry it was bad, but at least you have a game plan for next year! ;)

Posted by: pam at December 27, 2005 05:44 PM

Sucks being the good one, huh?

Do it up real good for new years, that should make you feel better!

Posted by: Sarah at December 28, 2005 01:48 AM

Oh that's too bad! Fighting with family at Christmas sucks for sure.

This year for the first time ever, it was just us -- Me, hubby, and the girls. And it was FABULOUS. I highly recommend that you give a "nuclear" Christmas a try....

Posted by: Richmond at December 28, 2005 08:59 AM

There comes a time when "Christmas with the family" means "Christmas with my spouse & kids & nobody else".

That's pretty much where I am now, and it's a good place :-)

Posted by: Harvey at December 28, 2005 09:24 AM

That sucks. Hope the champagne was good at least :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 28, 2005 01:16 PM

please tell me that someone brought frito pie, and that you had fight club, maybe next year you could wrestle in a kids pool of tapioca. I would pay to visit, and would even bring a salad to the affair.

not nearly that exciting here.

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 28, 2005 01:55 PM

Damn. I'm sorry. Next year though will be AWESOME!

Posted by: Bou at December 28, 2005 04:18 PM

I'm with Harvey on this one. Maybe it's time to start your own Christmas tradition with the family you want to be with--the one's who bring joy to your heart! Here's to great expectations for Christmas 2006!


Posted by: Pam at December 30, 2005 01:30 PM