Friday, December 5, 2008

Am I the only one?!?


It's a tradition in our home that each child hangs their own special ornaments. The older you get, the more ornaments you have made and collected over the years. So it is very important to our younger children that they have their own to hang too.

Samuel is our youngest so when it came time to hand him one of his special ornaments he savored the moment. Turning it over in his hand he read it out loud, "Baby's 1st Christmas" He softly said, then immediately blurted out, "Hey Mom, this isn't me!?"

He was right, and for seven years mommy has yet to find or even print a teeny tiny picture to put in Samuel's ornament. When I tried to convince him, "Oh, honey...are you sure that isn't you? It sure does look like you." (It looks nothing like him) The kids busted up laughing, including Samuel.

Am I the only one who has pictures of complete strangers adorned in ornaments on her Christmas tree?

In case you happen to know who this darling little boy is in the picture ornament above, please let his family know that he will be spending his seventh Christmas at our house.

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I don't have any ornaments on my tree that don't have their pictures in them but I do have an adorable picture frame that I got at the beach to put our pictures in. I wanted black and white photos....how hard is that...you download your pictures to Walgreens, change the color and wa la...there they are. It has been 4 years and it is still in my kitchen displaying someone else's family everyday...not just at CHRISTmas...so I can fully understand:-) Good one trying to convince him that it was him. LOL!

Sara@ Butterville said...

The only pictures on our tree are the ornaments the kids make in school that have the pictures on them.
BTW you won my Snowman frame.

Mari said...

You are so funny - I can just see Samuel as you try to convince him that the picture is really him!

Kelly said...

Oh, that made me laugh! There is a picture frame in Owen's room from his dedication that I never put a picutre in. The baby in the picture looks nothing like Owen, it's up high, and I have been neglecting putting a picture in that very important frame for a year and a half now. ARG!
My husband tells me, at least once a month, "boy I sure am glad we have that picture of someone else's baby in our son's room!". I guess it's time I change it...but then again...I wouldn't put it past me to wait 7 years or more like you!

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Too funny, soon your kids will be asking you about relatives you don't have.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Ha!!! I love that!

Maybe in January or February when there isn't much going on you can print out a picture for his ornament...then you could surprise him next December!

Growin' with it! said...

you are so funny!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

That is so funny, Joanne. Seven years....

Megan said...

Haha! Adding to my to-do list... print photo for Austin's "1st Christmas" ornament...

Yes, I have one-- but it was a Christmas gift last year when Austin was just 6 weeks old-- so I had a legitimate excuse lastyear. Keep ya posted on whether or not I get around to it this year! (He'll never know, right? I have at least a good 5-6 years...) :D

Chelle' said...

You really are funny my friend. This post tops my list of favorite Joanne posts.

momstheword said...

Well, we finally put our son's picture in his baby ornament, but I have to confess that there is a "strange" family staring at us everytime we use the bathroom.

I just didn't know what kind of picture was "appropriate" to put in a bathroom. Smiling, leering, frowning? So, I haven't put anything in the frame yet.

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