Thursday, December 24, 2009

Silly String Stocking Stuffers and the Sensational Ensuing Stramash ( a noisy commotion, uproar)

My favourite part of Christmas has always been the Stocking stuffers. Even better than receiving, though, is the planning on what to put into the stockings for my husband and kiddies. Well, on one particular shopping hunt my eldest daughter and I laid eyes on a certain item that has been known to wreak havoc on any well laid party plans; and, certainly those of the most strict holiday fashion. And, they just happened to fit perfectly into a Christmas stocking....

As I'm working the Christmas holiday both eve and day this year....lotsa holiday babies tae swaddle....We decided to open the stockings early on my day off. I don't have any evidence, er, pictures of the madness that followed....but if you can imagine 5 people abandoned to insane fun, 5 cans of various coloured silly string, and one small sitting room. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. My husband only wanted to know which 'adult' sanctioned the purchase....my eldest and I just shared conspiratory smirks...
(and, I'm sure I'll be finding bits and pieces of string till Easter, but hey ho,... ho ho ho......)

"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away"

- shing xiong

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!


10 comments:

Mrs Successful said...

It looks like we're having a white, white Christmas this year, HGF - Jack Frost is with us in all his glory and it's fantastically cold with heaps of snow everywhere - a great change from rain. Just stopped by to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a guid new year - and thanks for being one of my faithful 'keep-in-touchers'. xx

His Girl Friday said...

and a Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, Mrs S.

and I also appreciate your effort as a keep-in-toucher! :)x

The Big Dollop said...

Hello there HGF we have a mutual friend in the form of Mrs S, so I thought I would drop by and introduce myself.

I am the Big Dollop by name and by nature - LOL

I thought you might be interested to know that the boys in the military use the party silly string when in theatre in the likes of Iraq and Afghanistan as a means for finding IEd’s .

On entering a derelict building/ dwelling they spray the string in a 180 degree arc - if the string hits the floor they know it is safe to enter whereas if it does not then inevitably it rests on a trip wire so they exercise some caution.

You would never think for one moment silly string could be a potential life saver.

Have a wonderful Christmas
Regards
TBD

jams o donnell said...

Haha Lots of fun! Hope you have a very happy Christmas

James Higham said...

Sounds active and Merry Christmas to you.

storyteller said...

Sounds wonderful ;-)
Give that Talking Bear of yours a hug from me. Wishing you and yours a Joyous Christmas!
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

"May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, and the warmth of Christmas grant you love."

CherryPie said...

Happy Christmas to you :-)

Endlessly restless said...

A wee bit late, but...

Happy Christmas. I hope that your shifts weren't too difficult, and that you're able to enjoy some family time over the next few days - possibly cleaning up silly string from around the house?

His Girl Friday said...

A belated Happy Christmas to you all, and a Happy New Year! :)

That Hideous Man said...

I hope you and yours have a wonderful 2010