One of the questions that I start hearing this time of year is, "Mom, what do you want for Christmas?" Since it's apparent that my family does not pay me any attention when I'm oohing and aahing over every little piece of junk mail catalog eye candy, I thought I'd do a little tongue-in-cheek series on what Mom's really want.
Because apparently the highlighted, circled-in-red catalogs that I so meticulously placed in all of the high traffic areas of the house are not obvious enough.
Today, it's about The Homeschooling Mom.
|~The 3-Ring Binder~|
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a brand new, flaps intact binder, with the front still attached to the spine. Not only do I use these for school, they come in handy when I have to prop the edge of the table up to keep the dinner rolls from falling to the floor.
They also make me look smart.
Unless they're under the leg of the table.
|~A large box of red correcting pens~|
When the kids start getting on my last nerve of the day, I pull out my trusty red pen (when I can find it!) and start correcting their math. Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of my children like the red correcting pen.
Especially when I ask them to please get me another one because I ran out of ink.☺
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?"
Because "selective hearing" is NOT a recognized impairment.
No matter how many "signed" doctor's notes the kids produce.
Because if they see Mom swinging a hammer, or knockin' down a wall, she must be able to build treehouses.
In a 50 foot fir tree.
|~Clear acrylic boxes...with lids~|
These are to hold all the creepy crawlies that little boys find under front porch lights and have picked off of pick-up truck grills.
That may only be stunned.
And that they want to keep FOREVER.
|~A Get Out Of Jail Free card~|
And finally, a freebie that allows a do-over for a less-than-perfect parenting day.
Which really translates to this...