Friday, December 4, 2009

All I Want for Christmas is a Pink Toy Chainsaw

As I was driving to work this morning I was thinking about how fast time has flown by. I can not believe it is already almost Christmas 2009. Seriously, where does the time go?! I was thinking back to how magical Christmas used to be when I believed in Santa Claus...

To be honest, I must have been one weird child because I remember asking for some of the strangest things for Christmas. My yearly request was a sister, but Santa (at the mall) told me that I needed to ask my Mom. I never understood why. Boy are kids funny! Anyway, my older brother, Aaron, was my hero and I wanted to be just like him. So when he would write his Christmas list to Santa, set out his milk and cookies, and went to bed- I did just the same. I copied everything he did and requested all the things he wanted because I wanted to be just like him. Actually, let me take that back. I requested everything he wanted... but in PINK!

So one year, I must have been 5 or 6, for some strange reason Aaron wanted a toy chainsaw for Christmas. He must have seen my Dad using one and wanted one for himself. So I remember that Christmas when all I wanted was a pink toy chainsaw. My Mom kept telling me that Santa has a lot of requests and that he might not give me a pink one but he would surely give me one that I would like. This was unacceptable to me because I wanted a pink one. As we were opening our presents, I opened one after another but there was no pink chainsaw. Finally, there was one present left. I opened the present and lo and behold there was my beautiful pink toy chainsaw, wrapped up in all it's glory. You can imagine my excitement and I immediately opened up the box and began playing with it. Aaron and I were running around with our chainsaws and we were the happiest little kids alive.

I have no idea how my Mother actually located a pink toy chainsaw (she didn't even have to paint it!). I guess that's just the magic of Christmas.

It's memories like this that remind me how grateful and blessed I am for my family. I can not wait to spend this Christmas with them, all sitting around the tree, opening presents and drinking eggnog. And next year is going to be especially fun because I will have a new neice or nephew to spoil. ((sigh)) I love Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I love the design. Very Cute! Pink! My favorite color. I'm planning to give this to one of my friend. Thanks for sharing!