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Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 2:00 AM


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 store.

I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of
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 time
to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning, or the luxury of
eating 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 can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children young enough to believe in Santa.

Maurlin  (Level: 215.3 - Posts: 2687)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 6:54 AM

ROFL...I love it! You're amazing.

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 9:26 AM

That was just fab Chick.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 10:41 AM

Excellent Chick - you are the next Erma Bombeck!

Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 10:53 AM

Love it, Chick! That's awesome!

Frannie  (Level: 96.2 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 2:39 PM

I miss all the craziness that you so lovingly describe. When the youngest and stickiest of the grandchildren leave fingerprints on the mirrors, I don't clean them for days. I probably wouldn't clean them anyway, but I sure love seeing those sweet reminders of precious little guys. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom with a great sense of humor. Hope you are writing about their escapades for them to enjoy when they are older. I doubt that Santa was able to grant your wishes, but I bet he granted every wish for your lucky little children. Have a great new year. Frannie

Gypsylady  (Level: 143.5 - Posts: 6064)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 3:14 PM

Thought your letter to Santa was great! I couldn't have thought of all of that.


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 3:36 PM

That sure did put a on my face. Take a bow, Kelly......well done!

Ladyvol  (Level: 207.5 - Posts: 5534)
Fri, 29th Dec '06 11:22 PM

WTG Kelley..I loved it....

Aquamar  (Level: 181.0 - Posts: 912)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 1:49 AM

Kelley you have a wonderful sense of humor. Your children are very lucky to have a mom like you.


Joanneeberlin  (Level: 185.8 - Posts: 686)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 4:07 AM

Kelly you have a gift............what a great letter you have written. Thanks for sharing it with us. It made my day.

Happy New Year.


Mystic13  (Level: 44.8 - Posts: 89)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 6:14 AM

Hi Kelly,

I have a kid with ADHD and i can totally relate to some of the things you express in your letter. l liked the humor too; indeed you have a gift...thanks for sharing

Jerryew  (Level: 157.2 - Posts: 55)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 10:59 AM


Uncleresa  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 132)
Tue, 2nd Jan '07 3:16 AM

BRAVO!! Teresa

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