Okay, so you are asking yourself, why is the title, Mother’s Day, when it’s Christmas time, not to mention five months early?
Well, one half of this blogfest is about wishes, and what did most of us wish for when we were young....to be older of course!
So, now we are adults, mothers, aunts, fathers, uncles and/or grandparents....and Christmas is no longer about what presents we’re going to get but how to keep little hands out of the presents we’ve bought or, more apt, to keep them from jumping out of their skin with excitement.
Being a mother at Christmas time can be so much fun on a whole other level. Come on, what other time of the year do you have the be-all-and-end-all back-up for anything you ask your children to do? 'Santa is watching, you better clean your room'.....'I bet if you do the dishes an extra night it will give you an extra check mark on Santa’s 'Nice List'....'Hey, stopping fighting with your brother or Santa will put you both on the naughty list!'
Sound familiar? Even offering an extra dollar for their allowance doesn’t get my kids to clean their room, but one mention of ‘The List’ and wow, there is suddenly a floor between the beds.
So mothers everywhere, celebrate, use and abuse the Santa card because it only comes once a year!
Tell me about your fun Christmas mother moments and I’ll chose one winner to receive a Mother's relaxation pack including bath salts, a lofa sponge, an escape-worthy book and more!
And for those of you sledding through on Skhye’s Christmas Ride, welcome and Happy Holidays to you all! Feel free to join in my contest above. My whole post is a clue to today’s Christmas carol but I’ll let you have two...
They didn’t hear me creep, down the stairs to have a peek.
They thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep.
But I saw...
I know, way too easy but it’s Christmas right! To spread more Christmas cheer, we're giving one lucky person a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post starting at Nov 29th at http://plparker.blogspot.com/ , identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send your answers to Christmasrideblog@live.com by midnight, CST Dec. 31st 2008!
Continue your ride tomorrow, December 6th at Susanne Saville’s blog at http://myblog.susannesaville.com/