Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Cards

Scene: Yesterday afternoon. I am feverishly writing out Christmas cards, which Bear then slaps a stamp and an address label on. Bug is writing a book report across the table from us.

Bug: Mom, how come people just put the kids' pictures on Christmas cards?

Me (thinking because most moms would require a professional stylist and and the photo stylings of Annie Liebowitz before they could produce a photo of themselves that they would be willing to ship off to all and sundry, but squelching that because I am determined to raise girls who do not have body image issues): Uh...because the kids are who really change from year to year. That's who friends and family want to see!

Bug (looking at me appraisingly): Well, you didn't have highlights last year, and you probably got a whole lot more gray hairs.

Me (apparently unable to completely mask my look of shock)

Bug(soothingly): But they're all covered up by the hair dye, Mom.

Me: Thank you?


Dawn in Austin said...

"From the mouths of babes..." That's what happens when we teach them to talk.

Your girls are too funny!

Jen on the Edge said...

That girl is too funny.

All the same, I'm glad it wasn't one of my saying that to me. :-)

thedomesticfringe said...

ROFL!!! Why are our kids so right when they say things like that to us. It's very, very sad. THAT is exactly why we hide behind our kids.

Great, great post!

Lora and Mike said...

Too funny! You'll laugh then when you see our card--I'm in a frickin bathing suit. The photo op was very obviously not planned ahead of time. :)

Rose said...

Ah, children. That's the thanks we get, eh?

Grandma said...

Our Bug is too cute and a bundle of joy!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That is funny.

I'm a believer in having the grown-ups in the photo too. I really do want to know how you're wearing your hair this year!