Tuesday, 17 December 2013

All I want for Christmas ...

I have a confession to make … I have been known to humiliate my children on an annual basis.  I'm sure they would say I do so much more frequently … but there is one thing that I do every single year which humiliates them … beyond all other humiliations.

I don't make them hold my hand in public … and call me Mummy Dearest.  I don't query loudly if they need to do a number one or a number two whenever there's a toilet handy.  I don't dress them in matching outfits … oh wait … might have to scratch that one.

NO … I don't do any of those things … what I do is much, much worse.

Once a year … I take them to get a photo with Santa.

As time has progressed and this little tradition has become less of an exciting adventure … and more of a horrifying ordeal … we have had to change our modus operandi.

Now we have to travel to a shopping centre several suburbs away … and sneak inside under the cover of darkness.

"Mum … we're too old … it's embarrassing," they moan and groan.

And each year I tell them that it's all I really want for Christmas.  So how can they deny me such a simple request? What … when I cook and clean and gave birth to them and all?

So each year I ask for another Santa photo … and I fully intend to keep asking for one until I'm dead … or too old and senile to remember to ask for one.  Two balding. middle aged men and Santa … yep .. it will be a dream come true.

It's just such a fabulous way to record the passing years.






So suck it up boys … let's consider it character building.


My work here is done … see you same time next year.

22 comments:

  1. Oh I wish I was as clever as you! These are so fabulous!

    It is so very, very character building. xo

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  2. Oh I wish I was as clever as you! These are so fabulous!

    It is so very, very character building. xo

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    1. love the duplicate comments. Just pretend that it didn't happen! or tell your boys that one of your bloggy friends loved their sweet photos with St. Nick so much she had to comment twice! xo

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    2. LOL .. I'll pass the message on ;0)
      xx

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  3. These are brilliant! I'm impressed you actually got them to visit and they didn't throw a strop at the idea. Testament to what an ace Mum you are! x

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    1. The strop was thrown earlier … I know to give them a week or two advanced warning ;0)
      xx

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  4. Brilliant! kids may 'complain' but I'm convinced they still love Santa pics! they are just gorgeous pics! well done - mine still like to know if they are on Santa's naughty or Nice list, after this one though we need to tell Littlest the 'truth' :( x x x

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    1. I still manage to use Christmas to my advantage … "tidy your room … for every time I have to ask … I take away one present." Works a charm every single time.
      xx

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  5. Bad Mummy! Actually, I think it's good for them, to put their darling mama's wishes first, even if it is just once a year! All that's missing is a dreadful Christmas jumper each, but I guess it's a little too warm for those! xxxx

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    1. One year I'm going to have Christmas in the your half of the world … just so I can make the entire family wear matching Christmas jumpers ;0)
      xx

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  6. humiliation is sooo underrated!....2009 Santa is a bit freaky!. Is there really a suburb far enough away?....you can fly them up to me next year. Such good boys, they obvs love their mama very much x

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    1. LOL … 2009 definitely takes the prize for Scary Santa … so far. We had to drive as far as Newcastle one year ;0)
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  7. You are the BEST!!! I have always thought the whole purpose of having children was to embarrass the beejeezuz out of them as and when I wished. But my darling Australian friend you have taken out FIRST PRIZE!!! I totally love it and they actually didn't look like they minded terribly much. Hmmmm, wonder if mine would do that for me. Can always encourage them with a treat of a drinkie poo before hand.

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    1. LOL … I humbly accept your First Prize award ;0)
      Just get them to take a drink with them … I'm sure Santa would appreciate it ;0)
      xx

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  8. OMG,that IS art Lady.Sheer goddam art

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    1. HA … thanks Amber … I'll be able to have an exhibition in a few more years :0)
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  9. I love these pictures - your boys are fantastic too - Im sure at their age I would have put my foot down and absolutely refused!!

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    1. Master 16 tried … but I used my sad face ;0(
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  10. This is fab- and I'm sure that after they've passed their teenage years when everything is SOOOO embarrassing, they'll love you for this :)
    I also think it's really funny that some of the santas look really bored LOL

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    1. LOL … I'm sure 95% of those Santas are bored .. the other 5% are probably asleep ;0)
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  11. Oh that is so so so awesome...glad they can suck it up for one day a year...it is so worth the memories. xxx

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    1. I'm working on the presumption that they may actually thank me one day ;0)
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