All I Want for Christmas

Dec 12, 2017parenting, Pat's Chat, Uncategorized

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I MUST watch the Albert Finney musical version of the Christmas Carol, Scrooge, while I wrap presents, and I turn on the twinkling lights and plug in my Christmas trees before I pour my first cup of coffee. Anticipation of Santa coming and finding the Elf on the Shelf daily as he bounces around the house boosts the excitement of the season. I will always believe in Santa and consider myself one of his elves whenever possible.

As an elf, I want to have the kids and myself stand at a Red Kettle for Salvation Army and collect donations for those in need. I love getting gifts for an Angel Tree and wish I could see the faces as gifts are opened. I try to spread more smiles when possible. But sometimes it’s hard . . . I haven’t gotten these generous little tasks done yet and it’s already mid-December! Life sweeps by carrying me in its tornado of chaos.


My Santa Wish List:

  1. The resolve to get off my butt and exercise.
  2. Patience. As much as can be carried on your sleigh . . . please.
  3. A filter for the negativity that slips in periodically and pollutes the air
  4. Energy to play more games, make crafts, volunteer at school, and be the best mom I can be
  5. The power to be less of a slob. 
  6. Time – I request more hours in the day please. 
  7. A literary agent – that would be the best gift ever – but it involves all of the above on my list to accomplish!
  8. Bubble bath. I need lots of bubble baths . . . 


Thank you Santa for your visits every year. Your jiggly belly and white beard makes me happy and want to be a better person.

Merry Christmas everyone!


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