With great anticipation, part 2.

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.


  1. December 11, 2011

    oh how exciting! I can’t wait to see pictures!!

  2. December 12, 2011

    Huh…I thought my family were the only ones that said ‘believe you me’ 🙂 I say it quite a bit myself…

  3. December 15, 2011

    caught myself saying something else that Ma always said … can’t remember what it was, but it made me stop and smile


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