Merry Christmas!

by mssinglemama on December 24, 2008

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the Single Mom’s House.

Benjamin opened his first present this morning, a gigantic Mickey Mouse doll. I found it at the thrift store so I figured – why not? After jumping up and down like a maniac he told me to turn it on. Upon discovering that Mickey did not talk he threw him down the basement stairs.

And that my friends, is what Christmas is all about.

Hopes and dreams for a talking Mickey Mouse, only to be dashed by the hard reality that he’s just stuffed with fluff. I’m not sure when we’ll open the rest of his presents, but I hope they’re better received. We could do something generous like take all of his old toys to the Salvation Army but the flu has completely side swiped us. This is Day 4. I’m waiting to see if he pukes up his breakfast, and if not — we are going to brave the voyage to Grandma’s house.

He’ll be spending Christmas Day with his father and as for me, I’ll hopefully be alone in a coffee shop or a bar in my home town all day long – just relaxing and nursing my cold with hot tea and biscuits. I can’t thank you all enough for reading my blog, for commenting and for sending me all of your positive thoughts.

Without you I would be a nutcase right now. Seriously.

So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. And let’s not dwell on the fact that we’re single. Just think of all of the miserably married couples – the couples we used to be – they’re probably fighting right now, over the kids Christmas presents or who to invite to Christmas dinner.

If you don’t believe me, watch this video – it will may make you happy to be single and it’s pretty funny too.

And in all cheesy Christmas seriousness, this is my favorite Christmas movie moment:

Wish I could have all of you over for Christmas party or something… take care, don’t let the ex-bugs bite.

Oh! And there’s only one more day to enter my Kick Ass Christmas Contest, all you have to do is leave a comment.

Bye!!! And Merry Christmas!!!

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T December 24, 2008 at 9:37 am

Merry Christmas Alaina. Hope you’re feeling better soon!!

((hugs)) and all the best for 2009.

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Kati December 24, 2008 at 9:46 am

Merry Christmas to you both!

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jenn December 24, 2008 at 9:50 am

Merry Christmas and feel better!

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cyndi December 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Merry Christmas to you and Benjamin from cyndiluwho and the N-Man!!

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kgrrrl December 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm

merry ho ho to you and yours from one singleton to another :)

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Erin December 24, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Merry Christmas! Hope you feel better. I can’t imagine sending my 18 month old daughter with her dad tomorrow…but part of that may be because shes never met him. I am currently typing this with my left hand cuz three of my fingers on my right hand are broken! so please excuse all errors :) lol

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Sheila December 25, 2008 at 12:34 am

Merry Christmas, and thank you for writing this blog!

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mama llama December 25, 2008 at 4:09 am

Merry, Merry Christmas to you, Ms. Single Mama!

Be well.

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Lost in Love December 25, 2008 at 7:47 am

Merry Christmas to you MSM, and too all the single mothers who post here and who do not. Thank you, thank you for being you.

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spatulahandle December 25, 2008 at 9:13 am

Merry Christmas!

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Laura December 26, 2008 at 5:17 am

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

I SO get that “throwing Mickey” moment! It is indeed what Christmas is all about!

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April December 26, 2008 at 9:24 am

Hope you and Benjamin had a great Xmas.

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Leah December 26, 2008 at 10:20 am

Sounds like something Sami would totally do. Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday.

xoxo
L

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bobby December 26, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Merry Christmas and I hope you all feel much better soon!

I also hope the coming new year brings you health, happiness and prosperity! :)

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Sara December 26, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Merry Christmas!! This blog has become a little addiction of mine, I can’t wait to read your next post.

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Katherine (SOLO dot MOM) December 27, 2008 at 9:17 am

Please get better real soon…. and hope the rest of your Christmas was “just as” Merry!

:)

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