ChAoS in MOtiOn
My Santa List
Dear Santa, I know I am a little late with my list this year, but really, does that surprise you? This time of the year I am lucky if I remember to put on pants, so I’ m happy to find a moment in the chaos to get this off to you. In no particular order, here is my wish list for this year:
1. Could I get 8 more hours per day? I think that would be helpful. Ok, I would even be grateful for 6 if you could manage that.
2. Socks. I don’t mean running socks because I have oodles of those. I mean socks that adult women are supposed to have, and somehow I have managed to get to almost 40 with about 3 pairs. What is up with that? Preferably in colors that don’t stain when I step in the surprises my cats leaves me.
3. I would love a clean car. I don’t mean the outside; that is rather pointless this time of year. I’m talking about the inside. Currently the floor is covered with 3 shoes, 13 mittens (none of which match) wooden blocks, countless matchbox cars, half eaten suckers, quite a bit of white dog hair, several art masterpieces by my daughter, and only heaven knows what the 3rd row seat contains, because no one over the age of 9 has laid eyes on that territory in many months.
4. I would really really appreciate if the dog would stop using her feet, legs, hips and back as her personal chew toys, despite the half dozen rawhides and chewy toys laying around the house. Not only would I appreciate it, I do believe in the long run she would also appreciate it.
5. Laundry prophylactics. If this doesn’t exist I think your elves can invent it. It really needs to stop reproducing. It is getting a bit out of hands these days. If it came with a bonus laundry elf that would be wonderful!
6. For my 3 year old to show ANY interest in using the potty like a big boy. If that isn’t feasible I would settle for him not removing his socks and shoes the moment we walk through Leever’s doors to grocery shop.
7. Maybe once a month, that my children would approach me about 7:30pm and say, “Parents, we are exhausted. We are going to turn in for the evening. Good night. Love you!” Now I know that may be crazy talk, but a girl can dream right? You are Santa after all!!
8. While I appreciate her attempts to serenade me, I would really like if the kitten would not choose 4am as her time to play piano. She also could use help with her chords, and her timing is a bit off.
9. In true Christmas spirit, I want for others too. Specifically I would like young women to realize leggings are not pants. Let me clarify: Leggings with a long tunic or sweater? Perfectly acceptable and stylish. Leggings with a short sweatshirt or shirt? Nope. They are not pants. The only exceptions are if you are going to or from the gym, or are out running miles. Jeans are pants, slacks are pants, corduroys are pants. Leggings are not pants.
10. What I want mostly though is that my friends and family know how much I love them and how grateful I feel for them. In my mind there is time enough to create something special for each one of them, to show them how much they have meant to me this past year. In reality, some may be end up getting a Groundhog Day gift…. That is why #1 would be greatly appreciated!