Holiday Card Envy Part III

It’s not like I care…but…my daughter has an entirely chapped face and my son has a big bump and scratch under his eye.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Holiday Card Time! Remember last year? And the year before?

This year is no exception. I’m not sure how to stop the licking of the lips so much that it appears the 2-year old suction cupped a red plate around her face, or how to wrap the boy in foam so he doesn’t maim himself.

Doesn’t matter. Cards are ordered and once again they are far from perfect. Our lives are far from perfect. Our home is far from perfect. They are kids. Kids are messy. Hell, I am messy. Our lives are messy. Messier than usual, and that’s saying something.

Now I need to figure out how to sign them. The Royal Family? Count, Princess, Queen, Kaiser, & um…hmmmm. Maybe I’ll just say “Happy Holidays, these are the messy kids we created” and leave it at that. I mean, I can only take up so many lines on the one page card. I don’t think “Happy Holidays (non denominational seems safe) these are the kids as they are this year. Sorry, but I wasn’t there to comb their hair when this was taken, because I was off working, but I think their Dad did a good job…oh, and speaking of him…yeah, lots going on there…oh and me? Yeah, lots going on their too. But as you can see our kids are happy and healthy and totally messy so enjoy the photo and Happy Holidays.”


  1. We’ve never even done a family OR kids photo for Christmas, so I think you rock to even get that far!

    Happy Post-Thanksgiving – pass the egg nog.

  2. Ah yes kid pictures for the holiday, Those are a blast, I have five childern 18 – 9 years old. Anyway the chapped thing is something we go through living in MN so it’s like chapped face for half the year almost.

    Lots of chap stick around our house. Good luck and how did you find me on Twitter? Fair warning I do like to joke around on those tweets.

    Happy Holidays

  3. That’s the exact reason why we don’t do Christmas cards. That and I’m lazy, but whatever.

  4. What? Your card last year was so sweet and perfect that when I opened the envelope a sunbeam came down and angels sang! Seriously – what are you on about? I’m just hoping we’ll be able to get both kids looking in the same direction – preferably at the camera…

  5. I just did our cards. This is the first time in 12 years that I’m sending cards. I wrote a personal message in over 60 freakin’ cards…licked em’ all and addressed them. I don’t even want to talk about the cost of postage.

    I signed them with our last name and then with each of our first names underneath. It seemed to flow after a few glasses of wine!

  6. canoe chick says:

    My 3 year old won’t stop licking her lips either!! What is up with that? I am putting chap stick on all day, and that seems to help a bit, but then she gets up from naps and it is right back to the giant red clown mouth…

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