Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas List

2011 Christmas List

. Automated sock retriever, washer and sorter... acme Sockmeister?

. Three of the most expensive and fabulous skateboards known to the Western World for around $1000 all up. (They're dreaming.)

. Signed paperwork for a large extension to the house including a studio/ panic room/ hideout. (I'm dreaming.)

. A Section of the Fire Swamp from the Princess Bride with the Pit of Despair and secret tree entrance to be used as the Best Boys' Base in the world. Excellent for sleepovers! (or panic room/ hideout)

. A beach cottage for Nanna and Grandad to live on the water and smell and hear and walk by the sea every day. Me borrowing it. (studio/ panic room)

. A permanent part time job as an art teacher in a nearby school with flexible hours and a huge media budget all for me.

. An extra six hours in each day to achieve a few other things besides colourful stacks of jolly folded laundry.

.Tickets and baby sitters for some of the shows I really wanted to see over the last ten years. We could go to them in situ via a jet with a bed for huge quantities of uninterrupted sleep.

. Huge quantities of uninterrupted sleep.

. A pill to cure snoring so I could get uninterrupted sleep.

. All next year's school fees paid in advance.

. A world at peace with well fed children in it who at least own shoes if not the most expensive and fabulous skateboards in the whole world. Yes! Really!

. A global virus that renders all play stations and x boxes nerdy and uncool.

. Happiness trumping unhappiness for all my loved ones and everybody else as long as we're fantasising here.

What's it matter? We'll be getting none of the above and having a great time with my huge, dysfunctioning family as always. I can't even remember what I got last year but I had a ball.

On that note here's the touching Christmas carol my 8 year old came home with this year.


  1. Quite Leunig-esque there Annie. Love "I'm gettin nuttin for Christmas", particularly "Santa". Tres cute indeed.

  2. I love how your panic room idea keeps popping up. All mums need of one those don't they?
    Is that a photo your childs? Tres cute!

  3. Deb: That was them before No. 5 came along. It may be my favourite Christmas photo ever!

  4. I'll have what you're having. But not to be greedy, we don't need the skateboards...

  5. Love that photo of your tribe. And the list? Well if you could just cc Santa with duplicate list for minus the skateboards and the job that would be just dandy. melx

  6. Anna and BG: Santa and I know none of that stuff will probably happen for Christmas but the skateboards are least likely. This is made harder by the fact that their cousin (an only child) turned up with one at the Sunday bbq!
    Oh, the injustice!

  7. Cute photo. I am impressed that you managed to get reindeer antlers on the dog - ours would have none of that.

  8. The Christmas snap of the big 4 is priceless.
    Good thing to trot out at their 21's or weddings.
    I have lived through skateboard mania and came out the other side only to be faced with worse.
    Enjoy it while you may.
    I'm afraid your Christmas list gave me a downer.
    All too close to the bone.
    But, Grandad looks very precious.

  9. Great photo Annie, it brought a little tear to my eye. And yes he was great at wearing all kinds of clobber.

  10. CC: Mike was a particularly obliging and docile boy, sadly passed now but fondly remembered.

    DMC: Grandad is one of the best parts of Christmas!

    Julie: His legend lives on in a frame on our piano. Happy days!

  11. Mercenary me just wants Bitossi or some Dinosaur Designs for Christmas.

    I do love the photo of your angels.

  12. Another thing I forgot to note - Small stuff looks exactly like Lala in that photo.

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