Thursday, December 23, 2010

Remembering Christmas Past and my 3 Angels

My grand babies stayed with us the other night and I did something that brought back memories of long ago. They had so much energy, (might have been the sweets Mimi made), we had to do something to get them tired. So remembering Christmas Eve long ago when I was young, it was always busy for Mom and Dad. They had all the family over to our house and the kitchen was like a restaurant with all the menu items being prepared at once. I have to say Mom had control on my brother and me, but on Christmas Eve we just couldn't hold it all in. My Mom started putting on our coats and not say a word of where we were going and back in those days to go anywhere was a treat. Well my brother and I were so excited and couldn't wait to be on our adventure. She opened the door and said, "OK, start running down to Grandma's and Grandpa's, turn around and come back home", which they lived at the end of our street. I just remember this was one Christmas in Texas it was really cold and we just didn't understand this task and said, "Why"? I don't think she ever gave us an answer, so we took off and laughed all the way. Mom stood at the door and she must of called Grandma, because she was at her front door and waved at us as we turned around and ran back home. Some good energy used and I guess we calmed down a little. Well my 3 angels was bouncing off the walls so we went outside and I showed them a running path around our oak trees and back to me. Needless to say they laughed all the way, even the little one. Miss and love you Mom and Dad, now I understand.
Santa is still hanging on this year. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

10 comments:

Kaaren said...

May this be your best Christmas ever, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing the memories.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful post Bonnie - brought back some memories for me as well. blessings, marlene

Terry said...

Great story! I'll have to remember that trick! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and all the best in the new year! :0)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love you story Bonnie! Can't remember if Mom and Dad did that with the nine of us, but maybe.
Merry Christmas!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Moms are so smart, aren't they? And the older we get, the smarter we realize our own mom was! I love your Santa hugging the tree...that is too cute!

Merry Christmas to you, Bonnie!

MGM

SarahVee said...

I love your Santa on your tree!!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Love the pic of the sleeping angels, too:)

Karen said...

A sweet holiday remembrance! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

such a sweet picture of your children.
I have done that with my kids too when they were little. It does help.
Happy New Year!

Gmama Jane said...

Very funny Bonnie!! I often have to make my 8 yr. old grandson do laps around the house. But to put in perspective, I have 5 Grandchildren...Four can run but my sweet baby James age 3 can not run due to Cerebral Palsy from a premature birth. Oh the little things we take for granted. I would have never dreamed we would have a special needs Grandson but then James is the happiest child I know.

Little Green Doll said...

Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing! :) Glad you're having a wonderful Christmas!! I wish you a Happy New Year 2011!! :) Hugs, Silvia

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