Monday, November 26, 2007


10. Tell her you're doing all your Christmas shopping at Trader Joe's this year.

9. Play "The Carpenter's Christmas Album" in the car every time she gets in.

8. Mock her Christmas list.

7. Take her shopping but every time she finds something she "needs," tell her, "Great! Put that on your Christmas list!"

6. Tell her you're going to make her wear tights to the school Advent Program, you just can't stand to see her on stage with cold legs.

5. Tell her, "Santa is making a list of who's naughty and nice!"

4. Tell her all you want for Christmas is for her to be happy.

3. Suggest that this year instead of gifts, the whole family is going to donate their gift money to charity.

2. When she asks you what you want for Christmas, start singing, loudly, and in public, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth."

1. Remind her to keep the Christ in Christmas.


Suzy said...

11. Tell her if she doesn't behave, you'll send her to live with me.

Michelle O'Neil said...

You deserve every eye roll and sigh. Every single one of them.

kario said...

Love this! Although, if I remember 13 correctly, all my mother had to do to annoy me was look at me. Or be near me. Or show up at my Christmas program.

Kathryn said...

I know nada about teenagers, but somehow this reminds me of John Candy and his niece who couldn't stand him in "Uncle Buck."

1933margaret said...

Love it!! Scottie hates to hear add it to your Christmas list. You made me lol. It just makes you feel good to lol. Thanks my dear.

Anonymous said...

Too funny Carrie! I can soooo relate to this!! My 12 and 13 year old girls need to come spend some time with you.....soon!!

Casdok said...

Very funny! I remember 13!!?

Deb said...

I wanna know how you learned all this!