Our family has a Christmas Movie Marathon every year that includes the Muppet Christmas Carol. We can nearly repeat this movie, line for line, (it’s good to be heckling again! It’s good to be doing anything again!) oops, sorry, digression there. But the part where we all get refils on Christmas cookies is the part where Scrooge’s girlfriend breaks up with him via…a song.
We all agree that this might be the worst possible way to break up with someone. But the song has become a remarkably useful tool in our family.
“Hey Pete, your turn to do the dishes.”
“Mom, I thought I was your favorite.”
“Sorry, Pete, but the love is gone. Dishes for you.”
“David will you take out the trash?”
“But mom, I only have 2 days left of Christmas break. Don’t you want to spend every waking minute with me?”
“What can i say? The love is gone.”
Until…until today when the last of my college kids left for school.
“Are you sure you have to leave? Don’t you want to stay here forever with mummy? I promise to give you cookies and let you sleep late.”
“Sorry Mom. The love is gone.”
But just to hang onto the love a bit longer…here are my favorite pictures taken from our Christmas celebration.
They’ll be back next year. Along with the love.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season, and may you an abundance of love in 2012!