Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Fun Christmas Greeting!




A special shout out to my SITSta's at the Secret Is in The Sauce as we are having a fun Christmas Blog Day! Click here to read more: The Secret is in the Sauce: Merry SITSmas! Here are a couple (among SO MANY) of SITSters worth checking out:

Anyone looking for some great gluten free ideas or a little humor, check out Mikki's blog.

Need to read a bit from someone who "keeps it real" as they navigate their walk of faith while raising children? Oh...she is also a FABULOUS photographer! Check out Dana's blog!

Wanting some adorable photos and boy fun? Honey Mommy is the place to be!


The rest of this post is a funny Christmas story!
Can you believe Christmas is only 23 days away? My husband and I were reminiscing about fun Christmas memories that we have had over the years and I remembered how much fun my sister and I used to have sneeking into my parents bedroom and peeking at our gifts...VERY carefully un-wrapping and then wrapping them back up before our parents returned home...I'm sure we were the ONLY horrible children who ever did that right?! :)

A friend in college told me a story of when he and his brothers would do the same thing...only their parents caught onto what they had been doing. So they went out to Goodwill and bought some old beat up toys and books and wrapped them placing them where the kids had always gone to look for the gifts and storing the "real" presents over at a relatives house.

The boys, of course, snuck in and unwrapped their "Goodwill" gifts...completely bummed out, they very carefully re-wrapped them and wondered whether they had been that bad or if maybe they were poorer than they thought! He said they decided to step up their game and be EXTRA helpful and good until Christmas. However, their mom kept telling people how RELIEVED she was that she was ALL DONE with her Christmas shopping. There wasn't much hope that they would be getting anything else.

Christmas morning their parents had to wake them up to come down to open presents...there under the tree were the same re-wrapped Goodwill items that they had already found. They forced themselves to smile and try to genuinely thank their parents as they opened each gift. When they were finished, their dad said, "So, I guess we should mention that we KNOW about you guys sneaking in and unwrapping gifts before Christmas..." and then his parents burst out laughing and brought out all of the "real" gifts. It was a Christmas they will never forget!

May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas season mixed with fun traditions and the celebration of Jesus's birth!

Shanda





33 comments:

DiPaola Momma said...

awe cute and fun! Merry SITSmas

Kristen said...

Merry SITSmas! I did one of these and they are so funny!! Love yours

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

OH MY - that is the funniest Good Will story - ev....er!!
So fun to find a new friend. :)

Kathryn said...

Oh, how cute, Shanda! I've seen the individual "elf yourself" before, but I've never seen the "family" version!

Love the Goodwill story. Priceless!

yulz said...

ho ho ho very SITSmas ~

Honey Mommy said...

Great dancing! You guys are in awfully good shape!

Thanks for linking me! :o)

Hope you have a magical holiday season this year!

Melissa Lester said...

Merry SITSmas! I enjoyed reading your previous post on quiet correction and picked up some good tips to try with my four.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh wow, I am not sure what's funnier, that you guys unwrapped and then wrapped your gifts or your friend's parents who replaced them with Goodwill toys. Genius!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Too funny! What sneaky parents. Merry SITSmas!

Fifi Flowers said...

Merry SITSmas! ENJOY! Fifi

Mikki Black said...

Merry SITSmas, Shanda! Thanks for the love and attention today!

momof3darlings said...

OMG I LOVE that!! That is HILARIOUS! LOL I need to do that...I have some sneaky-sneakies here too... ;)

Thanks for the love!

Shelley said...

Merry SITSmas to you.

rachael said...

merry SITSmas!!

Annie said...

Merry SITSmas to you!

~Annie

georgie said...

LOL that was sweet! wishing you a Merry SITSmas

Kristy said...

Merry SITSmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh that's a great story!!!
I will have to remember that for when my kids are older.
Merry Sitsmas.

Karen said...

what a great video! Thanks for the laugh, I'm headed over to make my own :)

Karen said...

oh, and Merry SITSmas!

Christina said...

Now that was good think in the parents part.
Merry SITSmas! Filled with lots of love!

Tracy P. said...

Oh my gosh. That story is HILARIOUS! I must remember that--I bet I will need it someday.

Merry SITSmas, and blessings to you all season long!

Valerie said...

Cute stories. lol Merry SITSmas!

AndreaLeigh said...

Thanks for coming by my blog today. Merry SITSmas!

gingela5 said...

That's a great story! I never did that--I guess I enjoyed the surprise--I would always try to see when my mom came home from shopping what she'd pull out of the trunk--could never tell though! Merry SITSMAS! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Kimmy said...

That's awesome!! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by earlier and Merry SITSmas to you too!!

tara @ kidz said...

VERY cute video!

A merry Christmas to you!!!

NJDecorator said...

Hope your Merry SITSmas was great! The video and story were adorable.

hyperactive lu said...

MERRY SITSmas! I love doing these every year!

Love your blog...never been! I'm a huge MOPS gal- Finance Coordinator for our local chapter! :)

Jen Sue Wild said...

What a beautiful family you have.
Thanks for visting my blog.
I hope you have a wonderfull day..

mrsmouthy said...

What an awesome Christmas story--I will totally do the same if my son turns out to be a sneak. :)

And I'm also here to rub it in that I won something in the SITSmas giveaway yesterday. Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!!

Carrie said...

I never unwrapped presents, but my husband always did. I still love surprises and it drives my husband crazy! This is the same conversation we have every Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary:

Him: "Don't you want to know what I got you???"

Me: "No, I'd rather be surprised, honey."

Him: "Are you sure???"

Me: "Yes, honey. I'm SURE!"

Merry SITSmas a little late! I'm still working my way through the links!

Temple said...

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet on Merry SITSmas Day! And my sister was like the all-time champion of un-wrapping and re-wrapping gifts...still is, actually :) Hope you all have a great Xmas!