Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Confession: Part III

I'd just woken up. It was early, cold and dark.

I staggered to the bathroom and stared blankly into the mirror.

Despite my crusty, sleep filled eyes, I saw it immediately.

Sticking straight up from the top of my head - all thick, curly and wiry.

My first gray hair.

Oh.The.Freakin'. Horror.

Sadly I didn't have time to have a proper meltdown - I had to get to church. (Although I will admit that I didn't feel like being social and praisin' Jesus at that particular time. Hey, I'm just being honest. I think God can handle it).

So I yank the offensive hair out of my head, say a few choice words and throw the dreadful thing in the trash.

Flash forward to Sunday night.

The kids were in bed.

Kurt was asleep on the couch.

I was finally alone.

The time for my meltdown had come.

There was only one drug that could soothe the depth of my despair:

Chocolate.

I needed it and I needed it right then and there.

Preferably in large quantities.

I scoured the house and couldn't find any.

I looked high and low. There was simply none to be found.

My mind was reeling - my desperation increasing with every passing second.

And then I saw it - sitting there on the piano, beckoning me. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I could hear the angels singing. It even had a special glow around it emanating from the Heavens as if the Lord was saying, "This is for you, my precious child."

It was...

The kids' Advent Calendar.

An Advent Calendar that was fully stocked with chocolates specifically selected to celebrate the birth of our Lord - which means they HAD to be stinkin' tasty. To taste bad would be a sin!

Yes - these chocolates had a Divine Purpose.

But tonight, they were going to serve a different divine purpose.

Evil Heidi and Heaven Bound Heidi immediately started duking it out.

Evil Heidi hissed in my ear "Heck yesssss those chocolatessssss are for you! You can give your kids Ssssssssmarties or something. These chocolates shouldn't be wasssssssted on children who can't possssssssssibly appreciate their beauty like you can."

Heaven Bound Heidi told me (in a voice that sounded like Mickey Mouse) "Think of the children!!! You can't eat Baby Jesus Chocolate that was created to teach children about God! He will smote you from above, for sure!"

But alas.... desperate times call for desperate measures.

The Evil of my first gray hair had to be rectified. And what better way to right the wrong than to treat it with the most holy of foods: Baby Jesus Chocolate!

I decided to take my chances - hoping that God would choose to spare me.

I ate every single piece of that Baby Jesus Chocolate.

And can I just say, that nothing soothes the soul of a troubled, gray haired old woman like Baby Jesus Chocolate stolen from a child's Advent Calendar.

Heck Yesssss.

Oh sure, there was guilt.

But there was also peace (after all, it was Baby Jesus Chocolate).

I've never felt so bad - and so holy at the same time.

9 comments:

Lisa P said...

What happened on Monday morning???

Billy and Laurel said...

Oh, Heidi. You are truly shameless. But then again, so am I when it comes to chocolate--therefore, I revel in your chocolate depravity!

--Laurel

Cindy said...

Oh my, did you write the script for Will Ferrel in that race car movie? Also, one other thing. Sneak into the grocery late at night and purchase a bottle of Clairol . . . it works wonders!

Wendi said...

absolutely hysterical

Stacey said...

Grey hair shmay hair...nothing a little bleach won't take care of :)

Aunt SEE said...

I can't image not having chocolate in the cupboard or stashed away in a secret place. Aunt SEE

Kristi said...

Can you imagine a sushi advent calendar? Then my kids would be in trouble!

World of Wright said...

Can I just say I LOVED THIS BLOG!

StephanieJ said...

I am reading your blog outloud to Steve right now. I am actually laughing so hard that spit is flying onto my computer screen. YOU ARE SO FUNNY!!! I want to put an advance on a copy of your first book. And, Steve wants me to add -"Your family is a freak show. Our family is perfect ALL THE TIME." :)