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My Letter to Santa

Editor’s Note: This is a linkup! Check out the blogs of midlife women bloggers at the bottom of this post.

Dear Santa,

This year for Christmas please keep our cat Pinky from electrocuting herself when she tries to suck on the Christmas tree lights. Sure it’s cute when her cheeks light up, but this just can’t end well.

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Is it too much to ask that our new Pomeranian, Firefox, lay off the accidents on the tree skirt? I promise not to complain if he goes back to peeing on the bath mat. At least until after New Year’s.

Also, Santa, can you keep the pets from knocking down the Christmas tree? We are running short of ornaments, and I really liked the one we got the year my husband and I married. You can barely see the cracks or my tear stains after I glued it back together.

But, if something happens to our creepy Santa candle, I won’t complain. Storing it in the attic was probably a mistake, but that thing never was much to look at.

Can my kids stop telling me new things the “really, really want”? My shopping is done, so they are out of luck if they see a commercial for something they’ve always wanted but didn’t realize until they heard about it for the first time today.

I hope my kids like the ugly Christmas sweaters I made for them. The pattern is a combination of puce and chartreuse stripes. I call it charpuce.

And please remind my husband of the “nothing that plugs in” rule for presents. Unless it’s from Apple. And then it’s okay.



Anne Parris

Anne Parris is a managing partner Midlife Boulevard. Her personal blog, Not A Supermom, is your typical mommy blog that her kids say used to be funnier. Anne has a business degree and a dusty résumé from a top accounting firm and a Fortune 500 company, which she reminds herself of every time she is washing underpants. She lives with her family in Virginia and blogs mostly to support her coffee habit.

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Daphne Romero

Sunday 22nd of December 2013

nice list, anne. mine? please make the lights attached to the outside of the house to stop blinking.. because, well, they AREN'T supposed to blink...... i think maybe there is some kind of electrical shortage that i don't want to think about, so i've simply banned the family from turning them on, and now maybe santa won't even see our house... and then what would happen?


Saturday 21st of December 2013

I can just picture your cat sucking on the light bulbs. With your sense of humor, your house must be one laugh after another, especially during the holidays. Enjoy!

Monica Epstein

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Thanks for showing me what I'm missing by not celebrating Christmas. But that adding to the list thing? It happens in Jewish homes too.

Lois Alter Mark

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Charpuce -- nice! Can you please adopt me for Christmas? Your family must have the most fun ever! Happy holidays, my friend!

Anne Parris

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Yes, we sit around in our itchy pink and green sweaters gluing the ornaments back together.

Kathy @ SMART Living

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Hi Anne...thanks for everything you and Sharon do to help all us Mid-lifers share our creations--including this link-up. May your Christmas be everything you wish for your family and yourself! ~Kathy

Anne Parris

Saturday 21st of December 2013

Thanks, Kathy! You too!

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