I Got Nothin’

I’ve gone and done it.

For the first time in at least ten years, I didn’t send out Christmas cards.

You see, I waited much too long to take a picture of the kids. I kept telling myself that we could wait one more week. What was one more week? But then things kept happening, and finally the weekend that was to be my final deadline came and went with all of us being sick and barely able to function, much less posing and smiling for a picture.

I can’t think of a worse recipe for a photo than two sick kids, one of them a toddler who has hit the terrible twos with a vengeance.

So I didn’t upload the picture, the card never got printed, I never had to go pick them up, and I didn’t have to spend a bunch of time addressing them.

I feel sort of bad about it, because I know many people look forward to having a picture of the kids.

But then again, I sort of don’t.

Maybe I could send out New Year’s cards?

3 Responses to “I Got Nothin’”

  1. Ida December 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Umm… I have kids myself, and have to say I prefer X-mas cards without other people’s kids. Nor do I send pics of mine to unsuspecting peeps. Take it as a great opportunity to pick some other fantabulous card, leave the kids for the mantlepiece.

    • Glinda December 21, 2011 at 12:17 am #

      I would hardly call my family and good friends “unsuspecting peeps.”

      I don’t send cards to people I don’t know well.

      Besides, I use my kids as goodwill ambassadors, to heck with being stuck on the mantlepiece!

      • marvel December 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

        Probably depends on the circle of friends/family one sends one cards too, no? Almost all of the cards we receive are family/kid photo cards and I look forward to them. And I know my older relatives (especially my kids’ great-aunts and great-grandparent) like receiving our photo cards. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with cards sent “during the Christmas season,” which falls between 12/25 and 1/1, after all. (I mean, when exactly are the 12 days of Christmas? Don’t they start with 12/25?)