Snowed in on Christmas Eve and the anticipation is painful.


MP: (Back of hand to forehead, high drama whine) It feels like I’m getting KILLED inside of me.

ME: Why?

MP: Because I can’t open any presents. (falls forward onto couch) I can’t WAAAIT!

I told her the wait would be worth it. And it was. Santa’s Fur Real Kitty turned out to be a HYUGE hit. Although if it stops meowing or moving for more than five minutes, MP is sent into full-on panic. Eyes welling, lip quivering, she’ll ask, “Is she dead?” It’s enough to break my heart.

The Hannah Montana Styling Head was another Santa coup. And the ginormous dollhouse Grammy and I stayed up assembling until 3 a.m.? The look on MP’s face as she walked out to the living room four hours later was well worth any lost sleep on my part.

Speaking of notable moments … MP’s expression of sheer joy just barely topped Grammy’s reaction when she opened her As Seen On TV gift from Yours Truly — SHAMWOW! Oh, you have no idea how hard it was to bite my tongue after reading your comments in the last post …

As for me, I loved the packaging of this gift from Grammy almost as much as the cherished heirloom leaf bowls that were inside.


Hey, Grammy has a sense of humor! Who knew?

P.S. Without getting too pimptastic, I gotta give a BIG shout out to the Ear Check peeps. They sent me their AWESOME product to review and I seriously can’t wait to test it out. Which is kinda wrong, seeing as it would mean someone in the Pie House would have to be, um … SICK. Seriously, though, this is a fantastic gift for not only a medically obsessed person like me, but ANY parent. Now, when I suspect MP may have an ear infection, I actually have an instrument at my disposal that will allow me to measure her inner ear’s fluid level and and the likelihood of it being an infection. Do me a favor — show the Ear Check people some love, visit their site and check out their great product. I promise to post a follow up as soon as we get sick again – ha!



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13 responses to “Snowed in on Christmas Eve and the anticipation is painful.

  1. Nappy

    Snowed in on Christmas eve? How does one get any shopping done??

  2. Andi

    Oh, could MP be any CUTER??? I totally got tears in my eyes with the whole “Is she dead?” thing…

    I have not yet experienced the magic that is ShamWow. And now I have to go check it out. Because I am a sucker for household gadgets.

    Glad to hear the Pie House had a lovely Christmas!!

  3. Glad Christmas was Sham-Wow! We did the styling head too, but Toots still has to come to terms with the giantness of it all.

    And the Ear Check thing is awesome. So much better than trying to stick a thermometer up a kid’s butt, which never works out well.

  4. Glad you had a great Xmas! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  5. Merry Christmas to you, mommypie and MP! 😉

  6. I have two ears you can use that thing on! I have THE WORST sinus infection right now, and you could totally check the fluid levels in MY ears.

  7. “Pimptastic” — LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

    I’m totally stealin’ it

  8. I’m so glad you had a wonderful Christmas too. We also had mounds of snow and grandparents spoiling the kids, as well as “just what I’ve ALWAYS wanted!” presents…good times all around. Happy Holidays!

  9. Nappy — This year I was actually DONE shopping by Christmas Eve, miracle of miracles. A first!

    Andi — Crazy, but I find myself a little jealous of the Shamwow … can’t wait to see how it works!

    SDM — The Styling Head must have been THE hot gift this year — I swear, it was sold out EVERYWHERE. I WAS going for the Diamond Princess Barbie Head, but settled for the very last Hannah Montana Head in town, which turned out to be even better, I guess … And I can’t WAIT to give Ear Check a test run. Seriously cool.

    April & MOFM — Happy holidays to you guys too!!

    QB — Oh suck. Sorry QB. Big night Wednesday — concentrate on getting yourself better for the BDM Pub Crawl!

    Voices — I still need to hear your name for Twitter (although I have an idea)!

    MT — Don’t you love it when everything just turns out right? Glad yours was fantastic too!

  10. I would have totally loved for someone to give me a shamwow… or a tap light for that matter… just no chia pets.

    My daughter was not old enough to even realize Christmas existed this year. I am so looking forward to seeing her excitement next year. I cant WAAAAAIT!

  11. PearlWisdom — Oooh a Tap Light! I’m thinking of designating next year As Seen On TV Christmas and making a rule that family can only give ASOT products. How schweet would THAT be??

  12. Plus 12.95 shipping and handling . . . whatever handling might be.

  13. That ShamWow guy cracks my ass up. He looks seriously crazy. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting his amazing product!

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