Burnstopia and the Worst. Christmas. EVER

on 09 December 2011

Do you think it's too late to call of Christmas?

Just cancel it this year, and we'll resume our festivities next year? 

I know there are people out there who have it A LOT worse than us right now, but from where I'm sitting this is projected to be one of the worst Christmases in Burnstopia history.

Would you like a recap?

  • Chris gets passed over for promotion
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Twice weekly fetal non-stress-tests from now until the Girl comes
  • A big FAT speeding ticket (and mandatory court appearance) issued to Me (M) because I wasn't paying attention.  And if you think I haven't learned my lesson think AGAIN.  I have spent the entire DAY in tears over that one.  (And yes, Chris has been chastising me for years about slowing down.  YES, I have actually slowed down.  I was coming back from a non-stress-test, that rather ironically stressed ME out to no end and I was going down hill and not paying attention to how fast I was going.  By the time I realized I was going too fast, the police had picked me up on radar.  YES, I feel stupid.  Please do not berate the heavily pregnant girl who is already in tears.)
  • No ability to change ANY of this, no matter how hard I work.

Seriously, can we just call off Christmas this year?  If you need me, I'll be in bed with the covers over my head.  I should be out sometime in early January when the Girl is due to arrive.


the MuLLinS said...

DANG! Melissa, so sorry friend!! That sounds pretty awful and if you call of Christmas, I may not be far behind you ;) Love you, keep that pretty little head up!

Sibley Saga .... said...

Oh friend. Hibernate. Do it if you need it. I'll share a story of an 80 dollar ticket for going 9 miles over the speed limit down a hill if you feel like getting mad at cops.

But I'm sure you'll change your mind about Christmas when you think about the boy's excited squeals for Christmas presents.

Brett said...

Girl. Love you. I totally know how you feel. The last 2 Christmases were NO FUN for me. (This year has been much better.) You'll survive a hard Christmas, then have a perfect little baby to snuggle almost as soon as you get through it.

PS> I think my package will be in the mail tomorrow.... it's not uber-exciting, but I think you'll like it.

Cel and JP said...

I really think Christmas should be in April. It's awfully hard to get all the year-end things done AND plan quite possibly the biggest holiday of the year. Just a suggestion. Any takers? Christmas in April? Think of the lovely spring-y decorations! And I'm also lobbying for Christmas to get a specific day of the year (not date of the year) like Thanksgiving. Whichever date means that my husband gets to close the office the longest. So I think that means Christmas on Friday.