Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas from the family

(Why, yes, I did just quote Robert Earl Keen...)

I lagged in putting up the Christmas tree this year. Just got it up yesterday. Given how pretty it is with the LED lights that are built in, I decided to leave it as it came from the box.

The daughters, apparently, took exception to this:

(Don't ask me why I put it on the kitchen counter. Seemed like a good idea at the time.)

The possum, soda can, and reindeer were all part of their decorations. I cannot explain the placement of the cookies and popcorn kernels.

The green yarn bow around the possum's snout has a paper scrapbooking tag hanging from it which says Words of Wisdom. Apparently, it's a wise possum.

There are small, torn pieces of paper at its feet. When I was putting the nachos I'm making for a late lunch in the oven, Esther told me--in an exasperated tone--"Mom, to make Nerds we have to have a possum to poop in the can!"

Bobbie quickly agreed, adding "That's why the trash is there." Because when asked what they eat, I said I wasn't sure, but I knew they ate trash (as in, food scraps...sigh).

So, now y'all know where Nerds candy comes from. Christmas possums.


Borepatch said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sabra.

Dave said...

Hope y'all have an enjoyable Christmas Eve and day.