December 22, 2008

I Scream You Scream... Part II

I've blogged of this before so why oh why do I not follow my own advice?

When you have a child that believes in Santa you either take them EARLY in the season to sit on his lap OR you find out what he/she is going to ask for, and hope they aren't going to pull one of those, "Its a secret... its between Santa and me."

If you don't, sure as shootin', it'll be Christmas Eve and you make your way to the Big Guy, only to hear your child say, "Santa... more than anything in the world, I want... "Blah"" and out spits some item that never in your life have you heard your sweet angel speak of, leaving you and your spouse gaping at one another, until the adrenaline kicks in and everyone goes into overdrive to figure out where to find said item.


This would be the voice of experience.

I thought I knew FOR SURE what Bones wanted for Christmas. Afterall... he'd given me a list.

I crossed off the big knife and the acoustic guitar with bling had been eliminated after much discussion.

And then a few days ago, while in the car, barreling down some highway at 55MPH, when all good conversations take place, I said to Bones in making casual conversation, "So, what are you going to ask for from Santa?"

And his reply?

"Mom, I'm going to ask for a soft serve ice cream machine."


The older boys just looked at each other, eyes widened.

Me: Dude, ummm... I thought there was a list...

Bones: I know, but this is from SANTA. I want a soft serve ice cream machine.

Mr. T and Ringo were looking at me through my rear view mirror saying NOTHING. There was no grinning, just shock, as this is the first they'd heard of it too, or surely they'd have fired warning shots my way.

I got home and said to my better half, "Holy crap, you won't frickin' believe this. I finished shopping and YOUR YOUNGEST SON has decided that more than anything in the world, he wants a soft serve ice cream machine, from SANTA!"

My husband stood there and then finally said, "We saw one at Linen's and Things... when I walked through their final sale. I told him he couldn't have it... we have an ice cream machine."

What is it with my children and small appliances? Most boys ask for things like Red Rider BB Guns, bikes, or sling shots.

My boys ask for small appliances. Two years ago, if you recall, it was Mr. T that more than anything in the world, wanted an ice cream machine, from Santa.

I went all over the place, until I finally found a Cuisinart on sale at Sears. Whose kids get frickin' Cuisinart small appliances for Christmas?


It must be the age. It was Mr. T's 9th Christmas too.

And so Bones will be getting a Cuisinart soft serve ice cream machine for Christmas because it was on clearance and he BETTER ask for that when we see the Big Guy on Christmas Eve or I'm going to be PISSED.


Posted by Boudicca at December 22, 2008 11:58 PM | TrackBack

Last year our youngest boy decided he wanted a fruitcake ... and he wouldn't let it drop. So I looked for a recipe for one that would be edible. The Martha Stewart recipe looked pretty good ... but find the ingredients? Mission impossible. I hoped he would forget about it, but he was tenacious. Finally, when time had run out, I ended up buying one from the bakery. It was the last thing I wanted to do because a) I knew he'd take one bite of it and change his mind and b) they were asking $10.00 for a very small fruitcake.

Sure enough, one bite was it ... he tried really hard not to screw up his face when he tasted it, but you could tell it didn't want to go down. And so the fruitcake sat there with one slice gone until the day I decided nobody was going to finish it and I didn't want it to go entirely to waste. For the record, raccoons will eat fruitcake. The possum didn't look too thrilled.

Posted by: PeggyU at December 23, 2008 03:20 AM

Your kids are so off the wall, I hope I have three just like them someday. It's a safe way to ensure there will be lots of laughter and *blinkage* in the house. :-)

Posted by: Erica at December 23, 2008 08:21 AM

I've said before, he and I are on the same wavelength. I want one too. Softserve whenever i want it! Yum!!

Posted by: oddybobo at December 23, 2008 09:39 AM

My 5 yr old nephew is getting a Sno-Cone machine for Christmas. Does that count in the appliance dept "BLINK" for boys?

Posted by: Nina at December 23, 2008 09:55 AM

If worse comes to worse, you could just explain that the Senate didn't approve the bailout package Santa was asking for.

Posted by: Bob at December 23, 2008 12:01 PM

Kids getting appliances for Christmas? I thought the kids were supposed to get appliances for the ADULTS for Christmas. At least, that's how it worked in our house when I was growing up.

Posted by: diamond dave at December 23, 2008 12:36 PM

So... Another ice cream machine? Too funny. Ya know, you could move north and ice cream wouldn't even cross their minds at Christmas time... It's to frickin' cold here!

Posted by: Jody at December 23, 2008 02:37 PM

Can a George Foreman Grill be far behind?

Posted by: Jim - PRS at December 23, 2008 07:43 PM

So - ice cream at your house then?? ;) Booyah!

Posted by: Richmond at December 23, 2008 10:03 PM

I looked hard at that soft-serve machine for my wife for Christmas, but after reading the reviews, it's just too big a pain in the patoot to deal with. I don't have the extra freezer space to pre-chill the drum for 12 hours or whatever it was.

I knew better than to get her a vacuum (been there, done that). This year, she gets a waffle iron! ;)

Posted by: Ted at December 23, 2008 10:30 PM