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…
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?