Well, another week, another adventure. The Christmas season is upon us, and it is excellent. Christmas is always exciting, but it's even better with kids. AND, my kids are at the perfect age!
One of the best parts is teaching Christmas traditions. Everything is new again! From Church being decorated and talking about the birth of Jesus to Charlie Brown's Christmas. It's all good.
I don't remember how it even started, but we were discussing the Grinch and Scrooge the other night and, as per usual, it spiraled wildly out of control.
Luckily, Mom led the discussion.
Mom: Have you ever heard the saying 'Bah Humbug'? A man named Scrooge said it. You see there was a man named Scrooge…
Boy: Like Scrooge McDuck?
M: No. Not like Scrooge McDuck. This Scrooge was a normal man. Anyway, Scrooge sees…
B: Is he rich?
G: Yeah, is he rich like Scrooge McDuck?
M: Yes, he is, but that isn't important. Anyway, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts…
G: Ghosts? Like Casper?
M: Not quite like Casper. Anyway, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts.
B: Was it Halloween? Ghosts come at Halloween.
M: No, it wasn't Halloween. It was Christmas.
B: Oh. Ok.
M: Anyway, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts.
G: Ghosts are scary. I don't like ghosts.
M: Remember, ghosts aren't real. Anyway, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts.
B: But aren't ghosts…
M: ENOUGH ABOUT THE GHOSTS! LET ME FINISH! Anyway, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts.
B: What is this story called again?
M: (Sigh) It's called a Christmas Carol.
G: It doesn't sound like much of a carol to me.
Mom never was able to finish the story of "A Christmas Carol"