It is with great anticipation that I await my other most coveted, cherished Christmas gift this year.
Gift number two: a candy cane themed nativity.
Go ahead and mock me. See if I care. (Only those who have read The Christmas Tree Incident, Part 1-5 can truly have a right to mock though.)
When I saw my younger sibs, Donovan and Olivia, around Thanksgiving, I grilled them on their Christmas wish list. Then, in a lightbulb moment (whether or not they wanted it), I dumped my own fancies on them.
“Allllll I want for Christmas – and I know you can do this – is a candy cane themed nativity.”
All four eyebrows shot up.
“I don’t care how you do it. I don’t care if Jesus is a little peppermint. I don’t care if you buy a white sheep and paint red stripes on it. I don’t care how. Candy canes come in different sizes. It shouldn’t cost much. But allllll I want is a candy cane themed nativity.”
I’ve been getting reports from my mom that the project is progressing quite nicely. She doesn’t divulge the details; neither do I ask. I don’t want to know. But believe you me (he he he… my mom used to say that… “believe you me…”) What? Oh, yeah… Believe you me! I will cherish this homemade craft, this labor of love. It means the world to me that my siblings are tackling this candy cane nativity. (Did I mention that I have the best family ever?)
Can’t wait to show you pictures of my future candy cane nativity.
oh how exciting! I can’t wait to see pictures!!
Huh…I thought my family were the only ones that said ‘believe you me’ 🙂 I say it quite a bit myself…
caught myself saying something else that Ma always said … can’t remember what it was, but it made me stop and smile