A Christmas Accounting

Christmas at our house is a whole lot more than joy and cheer, it’s also mishaps and mayhem.  With a small house full of six young, rambunctious boys, including a toddler whose mission in life is to pull everything in the world to bits and put it all in his mouth, we have had a few “incidents” this Christmas season.  Here is our Christmas accounting.


 Times the tree has been pushed over: four (and counting)

Presents wrapped and waiting: fifty plus

Broken ornaments: at least a dozen

Injuries from broken ornaments: one

Facial lacerations requiring medical attention: one

Broken bones: one (a toe)

Nativity scenes: three

Wreaths: one

Hours spent decorating the house: three

Hours spent re-decorating the house after the toddler has torn it apart: too many

Shopping trips to the store: six

Cups of hot cocoa drunk: fifty, at least

Christmas stories read: an even dozen

Happy children: six

Rolls of wrapping paper used: four

Degrees the tree is leaning to the left: about ten

Fervent prayers for snow: six daily

Inches of snow: two

Blessings: innumerable

Visits with Santa: one

Letters to Santa: five

Lumps of coal expected: none

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