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Saturday, December 20, 2008

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A Christmas Story


"Are you working, or are you goofing?"

"Goofing. Why?"

"Because when I come to you later today, and say we need to have some family time, and you're all 'I have to work,' I'll be all 'well, why didn't you work this morning instead of goofing off on Facebook the whole time, and then you'll be all defensive, and I'll be all resentful, and then there will be no Christmas and baby Jesus will be sad."

The look I get at the close of these speeches is really not translatable into words, but someday I will be ready with a camera.



Blogger Jennifer H said...

And you really do have to save sad baby Jesus for the week just before Christmas, or you risk wearing it out.

It's a little harder for atheists to make the Christmas guilt speeches. Invoking Santa just doesn't work as well.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Jen K-C said...

You can almost imagine the picture!
Have a great Christmas.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

You can add "precious infant" to baby jesus to strenghten the plea. Lie we don't want precious infant baby Jesus to be sad.

6:32 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

forgot the 'k' in like. My bad.

6:33 PM  
Blogger juliloquy said...

When I first read this I thought it was your husband asking you whether you were goofing on Facebook or working . . . probably because in my family I'm the one who goofs off on Facebook and my husband is the one rolling his eyes.

Anyway, well played on the sad baby Jesus.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Brutal, but honest. Dang families...

11:06 PM  
Blogger Joy! said...

Heehee! Too funny! We could have the same conversation here, except it's workworkwork-what-do-you-mean-I-forgot-to-put-in-fresh-kitty-litter all the time.

11:30 AM  

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