Tuesday, December 13, 2005

All I want for Christmas

1. some Buffy books, to distract me from my parenting books addiction

2. on DVD, all those movies I haven't been able to go see at the cinema: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Serenity; and The Corpse Bride

3. fresh veges for dinner (we've been living off greens-free ready meals for months)

4. a holiday (accompanied by a super nanny if necessary)

5. a promise from my mum to supply less unsolicited advice, and more practical help

6. a bigger house with a bigger yard

7. perfect napping habits for Baby

8. as much sleep as I need

9. legs that go all the way up to my armpits

10. and world peace

18 comments:

The Skirt said...

I can help a little with #3!

We're crappy at eating fresh veges - we dutifully buy them but they always seem to get yucky before we eat them. So we buy lots and lots of frozen veges - stir fry mixes, the "separate portions in microwaveable bags", the lot. That way you always have veges on hand, and you don't really have to cook!

Nigel Patel said...

I want better kareoke selection, like Tragically Hip and Blur.
You do have great taste in movies.

Make Tea Not War said...

I think we had a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate factory lying around somewhere. I'll look. It might not be in conventional dvd format though *ahem*

Violet said...

skirt: yeah we should try those. all we have in the way of frozen veges is a bag of peas which we bought especially to use as an ice pack on my wrists.

nigel: you have your own karoake machine?

mtnw: thanks for that. I'm sure our DVD player can accomodate unconventional formats ;-)

happyandblue2 said...

Those are some long legs. Think of how long it would take to shave them..

The Editter said...

Ooh, I'll be supernanny on your holiday! hang on, we are going somewhere exotic, eh? If not, I'll just leave some silverbeet in your letterbox...

Nigel Patel said...

No, I've seen people bring their own discs into the bars.

Violet said...

happyandblue2: If they're Asian legs, then hardly any time at all (she retorted smugly)

editter: silverbeet????

nigel: oh, right. Your choices would make a refreshing change from all those posey ballads that tend to get picked at the Chinese karaoke bars I've been to.

Jon said...

I have hairy legs and I'm Asian. Chinese people need to start puberty ^_^V Wow, that was juvenile....

Violet said...

jon: "Chinese people need to start puberty ^_^V Wow, that was juvenile...." - that's very punny!!

Make Tea Not War said...

Oops...the dvd with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is no longer. Sorry.

The Editter said...

the silverbeet was in the spirit of your no. 3, of course.

Violet said...

mtnw: that's okay, it's the thought that counts.

editter: oh...but I don't like silverbeet; sure you dont want to be nanny-on-the-move at our family holiday to ...um... Otaki? (a small market gardening town, for you non-NZers)

Urban Chick said...

er, still doing the ready meal thing ar, um, 22 months

*hangs head in shame*

boudica of suburbia said...

thats weird... I say "veggies" not "veges".

Well its not really I guess but it is to me!!


xxB

Violet said...

urban chick: that's nothing to be ashamed of - you're probably in charge of the meals AND the chicklets. In my case, the boy does the food and I do the bulk of the childcare.

boudica: hmmm...but doesn't pronounce "veggies" and "veges" the same way?

glomgold said...

I'm curious about the world peace and the Corpse Bride things. If you've any info to report, I'm all ears.

Violet said...

glomgold: yeah well, I didn't get any of those things for Christmas, so nothing to report here <:-(