A mommie's letter to Santa!

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Hears The Water, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Hears The Water

    Hears The Water Well-Known Member Supporter

    Aug 2, 2002
    S.W. MO
    Dear Santa,

    I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on
    demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor, sold sixty-two
    cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school
    playground. I was hoping you could spread my list out over several
    Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on
    the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when
    I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years.

    Here are my Christmas wishes:

    I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple, which
    I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze; but are
    strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy aisle in the
    grocery stor e.

    I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month o f
    my last pregnancy.

    If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant
    windows and a radio that only plays adult music; a television that doesn't
    broadcast any programs containing talking animals; and a refrigerator with a
    secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.

    On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, "Yes, Mommy" to
    boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't fight and three
    pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools.

    I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting "Don't eat in the
    living room" and "Take your hands off your brother," because my voice seems
    to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the

    If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough tim e
    to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of
    e ating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a
    Styrofoam container.

    If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten
    the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a
    vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely. It would be helpful if you
    could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment
    as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.

    Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my feet under
    the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back.
    Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come
    in and dry off so you don't catch cold.

    Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs
    on the carpet.

    Yours Always, MOM...!

    P.S. One more thing...you can cancel al l my requests if you can keep my
    children young enough to believe in Santa.

    *Santa has asked that this gets passed on to all the mommies you know

    I got this as an e-mail this morning, thought I would pass it along.
    God bless you and yours
  2. betty modin

    betty modin Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2002
    Western Oregon's Cascade Range
    Thank you for passing this along. I remember those years with much joy, and relief that they are over, and that I made it safe and sane-somewhat anyway. The life of any mom is full of what she does for others. The life of a single mom is short on time for herself. Have a wonderful season, and remember that life is short-especially when you have young children. Mine are all grown now...miss them small and am so proud of them now. betty

  3. hollym

    hollym Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    This is funny! I was thinking about a quiz I took or Singletree, the question was: 'Do you want to live live in the real world, a fantasy world, your own world', etc. I was standing in the living room this morning thinking "I want to live in the world where my kids pick up their CLOTHES!', lololol.

    Anyway, mine are sweet, if pigs in human form, so what can you do?

    hollym......goes outside to talk on the phone and praises all powers that be for the invention of cordless!
  4. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

    Jan 6, 2003
    Cute! I'll be sending this along!