Sunday, December 20, 2009


DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

Had a great weekend - my brother, sister-in-law and the cutest four-year-old in the world came up. Forts were made, food was eaten, kids chased each other around the Christmas tree. It was perfect.

Rojo had us all gathered in the living room several times for "church" - a variation on the "yelling game," whereby he mostly sings, "Glooooory, glory to God, gloooooory in the hiiiiiiiiighest" approximately 321 times. In a row. My nephew Kunga prevailed, however, and "church" became a sing-along. We sang "Frosty the Snowman," "Jingle Bells," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Deck the Halls" (with bows of jolly), and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" My mom came over both days and it was just plain fun.

After Kunga and Rojo went to bed last night we watched a silly movie then old episodes of "Bewitched" On Demand- took my brother and me right back to our childhood like nothing else quite could, and to a good place.

My brother reminded me of a Christmas Eve service my mom dragged us both to as adults. The service was so bad, the singing so off-key, and the whole thing so hilarious, we both got the giggles and embarrassed my poor mother to death. To this day all my brother has to do is start to sing "Tiny King" and I'm hysterical with laughter.

It's good to be together again with your family of origin every now and then, to see where and who you were, where and who you are, and where and who you're becoming.

16 comments:

Wanda said...

I love laughing with my family...especially my sibs. It is the. best. feeling.

Jenny said...

I've so been there in church with my brother and the giggles...funny.

jess wilson said...

i want to sing along with you.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm headed into the kitchen to find a spoon!

So glad you had this time, and that it was FUN. I'd love to read the whole story of your adult brother and you giggling in church.

therocchronicles said...

Sounds like fun! Love his version of church!

Jerri said...

Glory to God....for sure.

Amber said...

That last part-- That is very true.

:)

Tabitha Bird said...

That sounds like the best fun. I am aiming to have some more of that in 2010. Family is a wonderful thing when they are all able to be around.

Merry Christmas.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Sounds like a lovely gathering. My brother and I still laugh over church memories too!

Anonymous said...

warm bowl full of yummy love, giggles in church, singing in the new 'one' all to the glory of you-know-who. this took me back to a feeling of nostalgia and the heart's recognition of the 'voice' you speak from. xxox, J

drama mama said...

your family is one i want to visit.

Wanda said...

My sister and I got the giggles at my grandmother's funeral! OMHOG.

Anonymous said...

Ha la Lu Yah Jessus!

Elizabeth said...

I can't count the number of times my sister and I laughed inappropriately in church growing up. Good memories...

Lola said...

Yes and Yes:) But this year we are enjoying our 'friends' the beach and the sand and sun:)
xo

kario said...

Love. Love. Love. This was just precious.