Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday Humor

Merry Christmas Everyone! I can say that with unfeigned enthusiasm because I have only one thing left on my holiday checklist before I can relax and enjoy Christmas Eve with my family. (It's mopping the kitchen floor... just in case you were wondering.)  We have been busy with the last minute preparations and one of the best Christmas gifts I've gotten has been the happy attitude of all of my children as they've been helping clean the house. You might have to be a mom to appreciate that gift, but trust me, it's awesome!

We stopped for a quick lunch of sandwiches, and while we were eating I took the opportunity to outline the rest of the afternoon so that we can get to Pa Dave's Christmas Eve party on time. I was telling Jake that he needed to remove the Mario tattoo from his forehead, shower and then put on nice jeans (a.k.a.- ones without a huge gaping hole in one or both knees...) and one of his green polo shirts. Brian said, "Hmmm, I don't have any festive colored shirts to wear."  Jake looked his dad up and down and then said, "Well, that's because you're not gay." Both Brian and I came that close to snorting pop out our noses.  After we had finally calmed down a little, Brian asked Jake what he meant by gay.  Jake looked thoughtful for a moment and then said, "Let me put it this way. If your mood was a place, it would NOT be a festival." 

After a little more questioning we determined that Jake's definition of gay is "bright colors and being happy." So here is hoping that my husband can get into a more cheerful and "festival" type of mood and that we all can enjoy a gay and happy Christmas.


Gale and Lynnett said...

I'm so glad you post these things so we can enjoy your children too.

Elizabeth said...

I agree with Lynnett. I'm impressed that you COULD hold in the snort! "If your mood was a place . . ." That kid. Seriously, hilarious.