Sunday, December 21, 2008


I love the snow. Really I do. I only have this teensy weensy little complaint: It is keeping my parents from coming to my house for Christmas. They are not too timid about driving in the winter weather, but this storm has shut down every possible route between their house and ours, and as the song goes, "It doesn't show signs of stopping!" We have been looking forward to having them here for Christmas, but it appears that might not happen. Major bummer! I've been wracking my brains to find the bright side. Here's the best I can do:

The Benefits of NOT Having my Parents Here for Christmas

  1. I can continue to put off cleaning the boys bathroom.

  2. We won't have to take two cars to the Christmas Eve services.

  3. More coconut macaroons for David and Graham.

  4. Chandler has fewer opportunities to share his cold.

  5. Gonzo (their cat) avoids the trauma of travel.

Pretty weak, huh? Yeah. I'm just going to have to be a little sad. I hope they're saving their pennies so that they can come for Christmas when we live in France. Funny thing is, while they can't make it across the state this week, they probably could get to France!


  1. Well, I had to make a list like this as well and I must say yours is longer and better. It is difficult to not have one's parents for a visit at Christmas time. have they definitely decided not to come at all? Well, I feel your pain, believe me.

  2. My youngest son, his lovely wife and the three grandkids arrived last week from Arkansas to stay for 10 days. They came here briefly with our other son and his family; plus our daughter and her 3children. We spent a WONDERFUL afternoon sledding. Now it appears that everyone is snowbound only a half hour away. I guess this year the focus won't be on house cleaning (before or after),overeating, gift giving or any family hassles that might arise. THIS year...we have the opportunity to remember WHO the season is really about! BTW Isn't the snow beautiful? and to think: our forgiven sins are whiter than snow. Doesn't that make it prettier?

  3. I'm so sorry! Apparently God had something different in mind for you this Christmas...and I can't wait to hear what that is!