Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Call the Police. I'm an Ornament-Felon.

Call 911. I want to turn myself in. My name is Joanne and I am an ornament-felon. My children will be including this sordid chapter of their childhood in their autobiography one day.

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. When it came time to hand him one of his special ornaments he savored the moment. Carefully he walked to the tree, not wanting to drop the treasure he gently carried. Turning it over in his hand he read aloud, "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  print a teeny tiny picture to put in Samuel's ornament. 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.

Am I the only one who has pictures of complete strangers adorned in ornaments on her tree?  Am I the only mother trying to convince her blonde-haired green-eyed son that he used to be a Hispanic, brown-eyed baby? Am I the only ornament-felon at-large?

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

Originally posted December 2008


Sheri said...

that ornament story is hilarious!

Faye said...

Joanne, I think this is so sweet! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Mari said...

Sad, very sad. I'm worried about your poor children's self esteem now!
Actually, this is one of those things your kids will laugh about when they are parents. "Do you remember when Mom hung ornaments with other kids pictures in them?"!!!

The Real Me! said...

Oh THAT is too funny my friend. I'm think that you need to link that story up for Friday Funnies this week. I love it!

Andrea said...

I have just joined to follow you and look forward to getting to know you.
Blessings and prayers, andrea

Lauren said...

soooo funny!!! :P

Denise said...

You are so funny, lol

christy rose said...

That is too funny! I think we have a couple like that hanging on our tree too!

Karen said...

Thanks for the laugh....

Braley Mama said...

Last year we gave frames with a pic of our daughter in it. My bro-in-law threw away her pic because he thought it was the pic that came with the frame:(

Linda said...

Your story was adorable. Just joined as a follower to your blog.
I am the only girl,and the oldest child in our family. Where were you when I needed a sister?
Blessings for a wonderful CHRISTmas.


3 Blessings said...

I just found your blog. I write for Exemplify Family channel. Love finding new blogging friends.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are not right (that means you are a hoot). This is hilarious especially when you said the baby was Hispanic.

Melissa in Mel's World said...

Oh.My.Word!!! That is so stinkin' funny...poor thing, no wonder he was so upset...heehee (and yet, I have some of those on my tree too, *lol*).

Melissa in Mel's World

The Real Me! said...

I'm so glad you linked this up today my friend. It's so funny!!!
Have a great weekend!

Joyfull said...

That is so cute!! It is kind of like the picture of the family in my wallet...don't know who they are, but I flash them at every check out!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, that's great...I was laughing out loud as I read this!! lol I have a few empty picture ornaments - I decided last year it was one thing I could officially stop feeling guilty about. They still haunt me from the bottom of the ornament box, but I just close the lid.


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