I am changing the title of this great song to Christmas without family. And I think the line in the title of this post is oh so fitting for my firework selling family!
It's no secret I'm a family girl! And who can blame me? All around I have a pretty awesome family.
I mean seriously did any one else's Uncle and Aunt dress up as the Mr & Mrs Claus this year?
and how about these amazing cousins! They chatted with me on skype while our mothers did the dishes. You know we wouldn't want to break tradition and actually help in the kitchen.
I'm a pretty lucky lady if you ask me. And also if you ask me I have done some pretty crazy things to make sure I was at these awesome get togethers in the past.
There was the year I broke out the tears while working at Candy Tyme!
Definitely did some major begging and pleading with co-workers at Nordstrom to switch shifts and the most famous, or shall I say infamous would be the syrup of ipecac incident!
You read that right. I did it. I took that awful potion while at work to get out of working on a day that I wanted to be with my family. I won't go into detail but I will say I did eat clam chowder and orange pop for lunch that day.
But this year, this year was different. I didn't have a co-worker to switch shifts with, a manager's trash can to vomit in or anyone to cry to about why I can't miss this Christmas dinner with my family! It's a weird feeling. So this year for the first time in forever I didn't get to run around to 328473897 Christmas parties but I did manage to make it look like I did.
Thanks girls for taking me around at the Kume Christmas Party!!!
Now believe me I am so so sad to have missed these parties but I kind of feel like a grown up because of it.
I didn't throw any fits! What a big girl I am.
Now don't feel too bad for me. I will be at my parents house for the next week and will get to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day with our family and as a bonus I get to spend Thursday night with some pretty great friends too!
And just for the record this is where the Jer man ended up!