"Awww Kylie, did you make me a present at school?"
"Yup Mom! Open it!"
"Well, don't you think I should wait until Christmas?"
"No Mommy, open it now! You really need to."
"I need to? Are you sure? I really think I should wait for Christmas."
"No, open it now!"
So at her insistence, I retrieved the little white bag from underneath the tree. I carefully opened the stapled top, and pulled out my present:
Awww, a popsicle stick reindeer ornament! Now I see why she wanted me to open it now. Of course, we immediately found a good spot for Popsicle Rudolph on the tree. Cute, right?
Also in the bag, was this interesting card that she had hand-written herself:
In case you're having any trouble deciphering this, it says "Dear Dad, Mom is toltle insan. I love you, Kylie." Or, "Dear Dad, I love you. Mom is toltle insan. Kylie."
Also, in case you're not familiar with kindergarten spelling, this would translate as "Dear Dad, Mom is totally insane. I love you, Kylie."
At first I was a little speechless, then I starting laughing and I couldn't even read it to Danni, so she took it and read it and then she busted out laughing too.
When I got control of myself, I asked Kylie where she had heard the "Mom is totally insane" line, because I don't really think she came up with it on her own. I mean, she wrote it at school by herself, but she had to have heard it somewhere.
She was quick to throw Shannon under the bus, identifying her as the culprit. Big sisters are awesome, aren't they?
I think this could become the new standard for holiday greetings. If you're not sure whether to say "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", "Happy Hanukkah", "Seasons Greetings" or whatever...just say "You're Totally Insane...and Happy New Year!"