All I Want For Christmas…

Is it too late?

Can I still ask Santa for something special?

All I want for Christmas is an oven mitt, or even a nice pot holder.

Picture the scene.

It’s late evening, the kids are packing their bags and getting ready for the last day of school before Christmas break. We have been blessed with an early Christmas miracle and they are all getting along. John is in the back of the house wrapping presents and I am in the kitchen baking cookies. Christmas carols are cheerfully playing, the tree is lit, the animals are peacefully snoozing on their respective couches. The timer beeps and I reach into the oven to remove another pan of cheerful looking holiday cookies for Jane’s birthday snack and then…

“@!%$*# CATS!!!”

Pans crash, cats scatter under my gaze of fury, dogs jump up, kids and John come running as a stream of language that probably landed me on the naughty list for good runs out of me as I cool my burned thumb under running water.

The problem you see is that the cats – specifically this cute monster –

… have eaten holes in the thumbs of all our oven mitts.

Holes that make it seem like you should still be able to use the oven mitt – but you shouldn’t, you really, really shouldn’t.

Unfortunately after I burned my thumb and our kids’ ears, I doubt Santa is going to deliver.

But I wonder… do you think he’d trade for a cat?

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3 comments on “All I Want For Christmas…

  1. Widdershins says:

    OUCH!!!! … cookie tray burns are nasty! I think it’s perfectly acceptable to trade the thumb-stuffing-eating cat for a pair of Mrs Clause’s mitts. πŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. πŸ˜€

  2. jenanita01 says:

    I think I should have asked for one of these too… for I always use a tea towel, which always seems to have a damp patch that conducts the heat far too well!
    Put that cat in the naughty corner, and enjoy your family Christmas!

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