Thursday, December 4, 2008

Holiday Party

Today we are having a Holiday Party where I work. Not the kind of party that involves booze, karaoke and a regrettable pass or two at your cute co-worker. No, it's a family Holiday Party - complete with a visit from Santa! And Santa is bringing presents for the little boys and girls!

This means that I can bring Muffin to work with me and that's pretty cool. Granted, I'll have work to do in the morning but I'm bringing my trusted mini-dvd player, some coloring books and a bunch of crayons to keep her busy until Party Time.
This is also the week where my gray roots are making life miserable. As it happens, the only appointment my hairdresser had for me is this afternoon at 4:30pm. So, Muffin and I will be taking the mini-dvd player, coloring books and crayons over to her place as soon as we've had our fill of Holiday Cheer.

Needless to say, it's going to be a long day for Muffin - with no nap. I'm hoping that the distractions and gift from Santa (a Littlest Petshop Toy) will keep her in good spirits but one can never tell. As a back-up plan I will tempt her with a visit to "Old McDonald's" and hope that holding that over her head will ensure good behavior. Bad parenting skill? Perhaps, but if it works I'm not above using a little bribery.

At any rate, I'm sure I'll be ready for a glass of wine by the time we finally make it home. Here's hoping that it all goes smoothly! Let the games begin!


Unknown said...

enjoy the day as much as possible!!

Elle Charlie said...

Oh, good luck! I hope the holiday party is fun! I myself always long for the kind with booze, but never get them (working at a college and all...). Enjoy your time at the hairdressers!

PorkStar said...

Enjoy the party! Any party at work later in the month?

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

good luck with muffin! at this age, i find that kids are finally able to be troopers and make it through. like, i was dead set against taking a kid under 5 to disneyland in late Oct, but my son (turns 5 on 12/31) handled it amazingly well.

and i totally use mcdonald's as a bribe, like ALL THE TIME. :)

Madame Queen said...

Good luck! The no nap thing can be kind of treacherous, but maybe Santa will ward off the no-nap grouchies. I love your header by the way!

Laura Marchant said...

Oh I hope it went ok...sounds like a fun day.