My NOrmal Christmas
In my family, things normally go according to plan during the holidays. Except for the one time our oven caught on fire. Besides that, it's pretty traditional. Apparently, you’re supposed to check to make sure there no holes in those aluminum pan things, so that the grease doesn’t drip to the bottom. We know that now though. You’re also not supposed to put water on a grease fire. Not speaking from experience or anything. The chaos was divided by age. Kids were crying. Teenagers were filming and laughing. Adults were yelling. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone over fifty run as fast as my neighbor did to get the fire extinguisher from her house. She ran right past me as I held one in my hands. But no, I wasn’t allowed to put the raising fire out with it, because it would make too much of a mess. I mean, perfect logic, right? Wouldn’t want our house to look messy as it burns to the ground. Everything else works out most of the time. If you don’t consider that time we bought our Christmas tree pre-wrapped. They were already covered with those net things, so you couldn’t see what they really looked like. We just gave it our best guess. Turns out, it was missing half of its branches. Trees that are only one-sided do not stand up over the course of the night and will break any ornaments that you place on them a few minutes before when they come crashing to the ground. I swear I’m not speaking from experience though. We just had our own little Charlie Brown Christmas that year. So yeah, everything at my house is normal. Our holidays always go according to plan.