I do all that I can to not think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I like to take one holiday at a time. Let me enjoy giving thanks and eating turkey, then we can talk about Christmas trees, Santa Claus, Reindeer, and Christmas lists.
My children and dogs do not feel the same way as I do as far as getting through one holiday before we move onto the next.
Bobby and Gracie have had their Christmas lists made for at least 3 weeks now and I guess Sherman and Leroy were feeling left out because this weekend they asked if they could borrow a large poster board and a green and red Sharpie marker.
I made it quite clear that I would let them borrow these items as long as the promised they weren’t making their Christmas lists.
They promised and I took their word for it until, a few hours later after I gave them their supplies, they asked me if I would step out into the backyard.
I can’t lie. I was a little upset that they broke their promise, but Leroy said that he had his legs crossed when they made that promise so it really didn’t count.
After I got over my initial irritation at them for lying, I actually was quite impressed at their lists. Not per say what was on their lists, but the quality of handwriting that they displayed.
I mean how do they hold a Sharpie marker without thumbs?
Well, Sherman explained that dogs write by holding markers in their mouth.
That would explain the green spots on Leroy’s tongue.
Besides their impressive penmanship I think they got pretty creative with their lists, but as I was going over them I couldn’t get over this feeling that they are plotting to take over Santa’s route this year.
Snow. A sled. Catch Santa in the act. Be a reindeer for a day?