Sunday, November 30, 2008
This morning after church, some friends of ours invited us out to eat brunch. We had a nice time at Cracker Barrel, even though it took forever! It was so busy it wasn't even funny. After we ate, Gage and Emma were invited to go over to Ellie and Alan's to play. They were elated. They love Ellie and Alan to death, and in their eyes, it couldn't have been a better day. While they were gone, I picked up a little and sat down with a pen and paper trying to figure out what I have bought and what I have yet to buy for Christmas. On my list, I had written out all of the things I have bought for Gage and Emma, and what I've bought for them to get together, and what I have for their stocking stuffers, which quite honestly, wasn't very much. When Laura brought the kids home, she stayed for just a few minutes and we showed her the Wii, Emma's bedroom and Gage's bedroom, as she hadn't seen their rooms since we redid them. After they left, Scott ran to the grocery store to get a few items and when he was gone, I realized my paper that I had been writing on was gone. I had left it on the couch and I started to panic. I thought maybe Scott picked it up and put it up since it wasn't for Gage and Emma to see, so I called his cell phone, only to hear it ringing in the next room. I was completely in panic mode trying to find this sheet of paper. I didn't want to ask the kids to help me, because I didn't want them to see it, if they hadn't already. I was pretty much tearing the house apart and then Scott came home. He said he didn't do anything with it. Now I'm getting irritable, as well as panicked, trying to find this sheet of paper. The kids kept asking me what it looked like and I finally just blurted out, "It's a piece of paper that has all of the Christmas presents I have bought for you on it!" Then Emma says, "Oh, I know where that is!" She promptly ran down to her room and brought me back my list. I asked her how it got in her room and she said she took it down there. I asked her why she took it down there and she shrugged her shoulders and had a smirk on her face. I'm thinking, "Okay, Emma doesn't know how to read, so I'm okay." Then Gage fessed up and said he found the sheet of paper on the couch but he didn't read it! WHATEVER! When I'm questioning him about it, I reminded him that Santa was watching, and then he admits, "Okay, I read it but I don't remember anything that was on it!" WHATEVER! Then he says, "Okay, I can only remember 1 of the things on it!" WHATEVER! I then tried to back track a little and told them the list was ideas of things I was thinking about getting them and Gage says, "You mean you're only getting me 2 things?" Then when I was asking how it got into Emma's room, she said she took it down there and she had been saying something about a Bake over. I had Easy Bake Oven written on the list. I played stupid and pretended I had no idea what she was talking about, "What's a bake over?" Come to find out, she had Ellie read to her what the list said. UGH! I don't know why Ellie would do that, because it was obviously a list of gifts. I don't know if she read the whole list to Emma or not but I totally screwed up and am so upset that I made such a stupid mistake. I have thought in the past years how lucky I was that they couldn't read the lists that I have always carelessly left lying around. Not anymore! Later I heard Gage talking to Scott in the kitchen and he said that he was wanting a Mars Mission Lego set and a different Star Wars Lego that I had written on the list. UGH! I don't know what to do. I don't know if I should take those things back and start over, or just forget about it and hope they don't figure out that I am Santa? How could I be so careless? UGH! Does anyone have any suggestions and/or bright ideas on what I should do?