Monday, December 11, 2006

Ghost of Christmas Past


We went to see A Christmas Carol at the Citadel last night. The boys and I had a wonderful time...too bad Dad had to work.

That Scrooge had it pretty good, what with getting a chance to make things right and all. The scenes with the Spirit of Christmas past made me think of the Christmases that I had as a child. One word...CHAOS! Crazy, crazy, chaos. Picture six kids, and often various cousins, in pajamas, ripping and tearing and shouting and laughing and generally going berserk all at the same time. My Lord, if my boys acted like that I'd go back to bed and pull the covers over my ears!
But it was always a fantastic day, no squabbles or cats on fire or crazy aunts,...well, maybe one or two...but all in all we spent the day enjoying our blessings. That's me on the right...wondering what on earth I'm supposed to do with an ironing board and iron??? (still wondering)


You know, I don't think I'd change a thing!

4 comments:

Karyn/Mom said...

Sounds more like you just watched "Christmas Vacation" than saw "A Christmas Carol" LOL

Great memory picture, Arlene!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with all your guys (and your daughter). Hugs and Kisses, Lots of Love and Blessings!

Me

arlene said...

Doesn't everyone watch "Christmas Vacation" and "A Christmas Carol" at Christmas?? LOL Oh, and don't forget "A Christmas Story". What a Hoot!

"Faa-Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra,-ra-ra-ra-ra!!!" ...."You'll shoot your eye out kid!"

ar

Karyn/Mom said...

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Griswold family, but let's not forget Bing and Danny in "White Christmas".

Actually, around here, because the little ones were here over the weekend, we watched "Frosty the Snowman" a couple times. Victoria gave us DVD's of the movies SHE had watched every year when she was a child so there are a few new ones in our library - Frosty was one of them.

The Joyful Artist said...

Merry Christmas to you and your Arlene!!
Hugs Cin