Playing Santa and Immodesty

Today I had the pleasure of delivering a puppy for Christmas. A super nice and thoughtful man called me the other day and made all the arrangements to meet him and his family this afternoon at a restaurant. He bought it for his wife for Christmas because she grew up with corgis and has always talked about getting another one someday. Is that not the sweetest thing you've ever heard? She was totally surprised, and the kids were so thrilled. I just couldn't stop smiling because I love making people happy, and playing Santa was ever so fun. I just wish I had a Santa hat to wear. Mostly because I was having a very bad hair day and it was windy to boot. It would have improved my appearance. I'm still smiling. It was just too much fun to be in on the giving end of a surprise.

This morning the kids had their Christmas program at church. They did very well and had no major mishaps. That's good of course, but not very memorable. The year Josh was 2 he tried hiding behind the tree on stage and ended up knocking it over. Obviously we still talk about that. Although this year everyone will be remembering Josh's mom, I'm sure. After declaring that I would not sit in the front row again, I did. (I have to. As a teacher, I'm required to be with the kids.) I had Micah with me, and at one point his foot got caught on the hem of my skirt as I stood up. He lifted my skirt up over the pew in front of me. Yippee - the whole church just got a flash of my black-stockinged thighs. I'm hoping that was all and they didn't see my, um, well, anything else. And as if that wasn't enough, I was stupid enough to wear a low V-neck stretchy blouse. I did use that wonderful double-sided body tape to be sure my blouse stayed put and didn't gap or expose anything. But that wonderful stuff was obviously never tested with a toddler in tow. I flashed the kids on stage a few times, and I'm hoping that nobody behind me was able to glimpse the twins. Mental note: next year wear jeans and a sweatshirt. YOI It's all so totally embarrasing, and I was glad that I had nursery tonight so that I didn't have to see anyone that could possibly have seen too much of me.

And on that note, I'll bid you all a happy Christmas Eve Eve, as Luke has been saying all day.

17 comments:

suburbancorrespondent said...

Double-sided body tape? Tell me more...never heard of it.

Shellie said...

I've never heard of that tape either, it could end the creeping underwear wars. That is, if you don't have toddlers. How fun to be in on the gift surprise. As for all the flashing that went on, I feel your pain. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Kari & Kijsa said...

We just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Have a blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Deb in OPKS said...

Next year you should warn parents that the program is R rated! I've had to remove several shirts from the church wardrobe because of toddlers. You never know how well a shirt will hold up till you have a child yanking it open for all to see! I feel your pain.

linds said...

Ha! Thanks for sharing, this story totally made me laugh. I thought clothing incidents like that only happened to me.

Merry Christmas!

As We Sail... said...

That is a sweet doggie story.
And a hilarious one about the church program. Wish funny stuff like that happened at our church. I'm glad you take it all in stride.

Last year I bought Cars fabric to make a pillowcase for my son. I thought it would be nice for him to get the fabric in the mail, then after the surprise I'd make it for him (he just loves to get things in the mail). Well, it NEVER came. I asked the post office if they could try to look for it, they said there's not really any way they could. I couldn't find any more of the fabric anywhere. Then Spiderman 3 came out, he likes that better now so I just bought him the pillowcase.

Karen said...

Body tape is a miraculous invention that has worked every other time I've used it. I got it from my SIL who thought she got it at Bed Bath and Beyond. I haven't looked for it there yet as I still have some. It's little strips of tape that I put between my clothing and body to hold things in place. If I find it in a store sometime I'll let you know.

And it's good to know that I do not have the only wardrobe malfunctions thanks to the help of my kids. Flashing moms of the world, unite!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

That guy wins the sweetest gift of the year award. I haven't heard something so sweet yet this year!

BTW, I too am a flasher. A certain Toddler loves to see if she can tickle tummy by going through the neck hole of my shirts. So far it's only happened in grocery stores and department stores. We'll have to aspire to putting on our show in a church. It sounds like it livens things up quite a bit.

Melissa said...

Such a sweet story about the puppy! As for flashing in church, I'm so glad to know that things like that don't just happen to me!!

Merry Christmas!

kimmy said...

I would LOVE to get my kids a puppy for Christmas, but my husband has allergies. So, we just have two beta fish. Not a very fair compromise, but what else can I do?

I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

Kimmy

Maria said...

Merry Christmas Karen!

Madame Queen said...

I'm a flasher, too. Punkin loves to reach down inside the neck of my shirts and grab the girls and loudly announce to everyone to "look at my body!" LOL!

Merry Christmas! One of things I'm most thankful for this year are all my new friends. And that includes you!

Michelle said...

oh I hate when that happens!

Merry Christmas!

Kellan said...

Karen, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas - you and your beautiful family. It has been so much fun getting to know you in the past several months and I am looking forward to seeing you often in the coming New Year. I will see you soon - Happy Holidays. Kellan

KIDZMAMA said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

MoonNStarMommy said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! :)

Colleen said...

oh no! that is too funny! I may have to look for that...even without a 3-year old tugging at my clothes or the baby trying to latch on THROUGH my clothes I have issues. The tape should at least keep the flashing down to a minimum....

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!