Wednesday, December 05, 2007

ROCKin' Around the Christmas tree

We put our Christmas tree this weekend. For some reason, Larry and I had both imagined this Norman Rockwell moment (you know, the painting with the two gay dads putting up holiday decorations with their son).

For those of you with younger kids, 5 is that magic age when they going from all adorable to just plain goofy.

Luckily the tee shirt I bought him last year now fits. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Angus Young.

AC/DC tee shirt or not, Corey was hysterical (if not painful) at times. Here are some snippets of our conversations.

C: I'm going to hang all the ornaments.
S: You can hang the ones that aren't glass.
C: Why?
L: Because you'll break them and think it's funny.
C: Oh yeah.

S: What are you doing?
C: Nothing.
S: Dude, stop licking the ornaments.
C: OK dude.

L: Hey buddy, you can't put all of the ornaments on one branch.
C: But I need to.
L: How come?
C: They are friends.

S: The tree looks pretty, doesn't it?
C: ICK! Pretty is a girl word.
S: Fine. How do you think it looks?
C: It looks awesome cool.

(Regarding my collection of nativity sets.)
C: Look, there's Jesus...and there's Jesus.. and there's Jesus.
S: Jesus was born on Christmas. That's why we celebrate this holiday.
C: Yep, I open all his birthday presents from Santa.

C: Can we put a star on the tree?
L: We put up the angel that I had a little boy. It's very old.
C: Then you should buy a new star instead.

S: Did you have fun putting up the tree?
C: Yeah, it rocked dude.

That it did.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Dan said...

Sounds a lot of fun. i'm glad I'm not the only one who licks the ornaments.

Dan

10:25 AM  
Blogger Daddy L said...

Still sounds adorable to me.

You put up your Christmas tree already!?!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Umm, I seem to be missing that Rockwell painting in my "official" calender. I have "Woman looks possessed or pissed or both" and "Little boy don't stick that where it doesn't belong" but sadly, the two gay dads one is missing.

I'm with Daddy L . . . already?! I am running out of creative ways to get out of putting one up. Hell, I'd be up for a vacation if it meant no tree!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

That's fantastic!

Oh, and the angel in the nativity scene? Her name is Gloria. Ask me how I know....

8:07 AM  
Blogger Whit said...

Did you play the AC/DC Xmas album while decorating. It's a must this time of year.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Dude. How much do I love that your son regularly peppers his conversations with "dude"?

I love it thiiis much. You're such a rockin' dad.

So, it's safe to assume that you're getting Corey the full Angus get-up as a gift: school shorts, blazer, and hat?

Also, check out the Cheech and Chong Christmas song (it's on one of Dr. Demento's Christmas albums, and if you can't find it, let me know...).

9:19 AM  
Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

Ah, wonderful holiday memories! Which, of course, you'll forget all about by the time you're old and gray.

We'll be putting up our tree this weekend and creating our own memories (which I'll forget about in a few years! Yippee!)

2:09 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Aw, awesome cool.
Sweet family.

10:29 PM  

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