Monday, December 5, 2011

Wishful Thinking Christmas List


YAY!  The holiday season is finally upon us.  The season of giving! 



It really, really is my favorite time of year for so many reasons!  Watching the joy on children’s faces as they take in the magic of the season! 



But it is also Monday, and you know what that means…Monday is Listicles Day here on the Sea of Testosterone!


This week Stasha has asked us to put aside our giving mommy hearts for a brief moment and actually make a list of things we want for ourselves.  Now this was a harder task then I anticipated because I love finding the “perfect gift” for everyone on my list.  LOVE IT!  Love it so much it’s probably considered a sickness.  I will hunt and hunt for the “perfect gift.”  Even when I find something that someone would like, I keep shopping to see if I can find something better, which of course means, I’m shopping A LOT!  See, told ya…a SICKNESS!  But when it comes to making a list of things I want.  I draw a blank.  Every. Single. Year!  There isn’t much I want in the way of material things.  In fact, when we saw Santa this last weekend he asked Sweet Pea what his mommy wanted for Christmas and his answer was “Good Children.”  Ding, ding, ding, ding…we have a winner!!



But I’m going to give it my best try for today because of my love for list making!



1)      Self-cleaning bathrooms.  Three boys well four if you count my husband, four bathrooms….enough said!



2)      Everyone has heard about men and their “Mancaves.”  Well, my whole HOUSE is a giant Mancave.  I would give anything to have a little piece of my house designated lovingly as “Chickville.”



3)      I would kill for a personal Chef.  I’m tired of having to come up with creative dinner ideas for my family only to hear “ewwww I don’t think I like that.”



4)      A personal shopper.  I need HELP in the fashion department.  I am currently the Mayor of Frumpville and I’d like to step down and have someone else take over thankyouverymuch. 



5)      Diamonds!  I’m sorry, there is just nothing that makes you feel more girly then sparkly diamonds and you can never, EVER have too many!  EVER!



6)      I would love for my two older boys to stop fighting for a whole month!  What??  It’s my list right?  I can ask for the moon and stars…just this once.



7)      I would love not to have to pick up a spill of some sort for a day…just a day!



8)      I would love for my family to remember how we feel during this time of year and keep that special magic in our hearts all through the year.



9)      I would love to be able to help everyone in need.  I really would.  I feel so very blessed to have the life that I do.  Everyone, EVERYONE should feel that way.



10)    Happiness for all.  Peace on Earth might be asking a tad too much.  But if everyone were happy, really truly happy…I think it would take the human race a long, LONG way!





What are you wishing for this year??

32 comments:

Bits of Bee said...

Lovely list - I'd definitely like to add many of your items to mine! One thing is missing though - that you are able to come to the #MotherOfAllTweetups! Still keeping my fingers crossed ;)

I'm Jennifer. said...

That's a truly wonderful list. I'd love to have one (or many) of those things too!

Kir said...

Hi!!!! What a great list...I'm going toget working on making sure you get at least one thing on your list!!!! LOL.

Here's hoping your holidays are Merry & Bright!!!

Jackie said...

I don't know which I love more the Diamonds or the personal chef?? I'll take both!

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I would love to not have to clean up a spill too!! And a personal chef. And a cleaning fairy. And a ironing fairy.

One can wish!! Great list, Hopes.

Natalie said...

I think we all need self-cleaning bathrooms and maids! And a personal chef would be AWESOME!

Stasha said...

I believe we could settle for a time share on your staff. But no sharing diamonds :) I do hope some of these come true, for you and all the mankind!

RoryBore said...

Oh...a whole day of not cleaning up messes. while I admire my sparkling gems...that is a nice dream.

Christine Siracusa said...

God I hear you on #3.

euregirlsandboys said...

I would love for my girls to not fight for a month, too! Or even a day...

Great list - I hope some of them come true :)

The Woven Moments said...

The secret to clean bathrooms is cleaning them all once and then locking all but one.

Voila! Only one bathroom to clean!

Missy said...

Great list - I'd like a personal chef too. I love that your list isn't many THINGS but is instead things ways to make your life easier. Couldn't agree more!

Jessica said...

I hope everything on your list comes true for you (or at least at that you get a piece of Chickville).

MommaKiss said...

holy moly, the bathrooms. I swear! I once watched my 6 year old pee right against the toilet seat - and it was up. So it splashed everywhere. Bleach, baby. All about the bleach. GAH!

Jamie said...

ICK the bathrooms... and with boys. ICK ICK ICK

AudreyN said...

I love your list! And chickville room would be AWESOME!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bits of Bee,

I'm hoping that keeping it off this particularly outragous list will make it happen!

Still keeping my fingers crossed!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jennifer,

Thank you so much sweets! I think every mommy deserves this list, and SO MUCH MORE!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kir,

HI! HI! HI! OHHH that means you are going to be happy! That makes my holiday! MAKES IT!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jackie,

Thank you so very much for visiting and commenting.

How about watching your personal chef cook dinner while you wear diamonds. Best of both worlds no?

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Alison,

It's the little things right? We aren't asking too much, and we totally deserve it!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Natalie,

I totally agree!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Stasha,

Diamonds are definitely a no share item. But maybe we could get a multiple house discount on the rest??

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

RoryBore,

Doesn't that sound like a fantastic day?? Put a glass of wine in my hand and you've got pure bliss!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Christine,

I'm so sick of cooking! I've even tried channeling Tabitha and twitched my nose in order to avoid cooking. It hasn't worked yet!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

euregirlsandboys,

Wouldn't that be lovely! I'd settle for a day as well. Or even a few hours! I'm not picky!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Ryan,

I wish I could do that! But if I did I would have a mess on the outside of the bathroom door. Because when one goes, they all seem to need to go!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Missy,

It's all about making my life easier! I don't need things, I just need my current things to be easier!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jessica,

Thank you! A little piece of Chickville would be heaven!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

MommaKiss,

YES! The Bathrooms, I loathe the bathrooms. I made the mistake of talking to one of my boys during the act and he proceeded to spray the entire bathroom.

TURN THE HOSE OFF!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jamie,

ICK is right!! I can't stand it!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Audrey,

Right? Screw the manlands, give us some chickville space! We deserve it!