So today I'm just gonna post a few pics of my kiddos when we went to cut down our Christmas tree this past weekend. Once we got past a few minor parental arguments....um....discussions, we had a *terrific* time actually searching for and picking out the perfect tree for our home! Elijah especially was LOVIN' the snow and the freedom to run around all those Christmas trees. Yet once we got inside the "warm-up" building to actually pay for the tree, perhaps get a hot drink and a cookie.....well......it all went downhill and downhill FAST!
That was one of those horrible parental moments when you just *know* that you have taught these children better than this, that you just *know* you've disciplined them and been consistant, and you just *know* their current behavior issues are COMPLETELY from your husband's side of the family (sorry, Marlene....you know what I mean). It was awful. I felt really bad for the other family sitting beside us, *trying* to form wonderful family Christmas traditions......um, ya, sorry about that.
Instead of focusing solely on that, let us instead remember their sweet faces when they were picking out the tree. It really was adorable - and sometimes you have to have selective memories of how things went so you'll be sure to actually attempt the same traditions again next year.....*wink*
Ok, time for me to get some laundry done - I've threatened my family that they are simply going to have to go naked for at least one day per week ~ my laundry seems to be out of control!! Ah, such is life. Later, my friends~