Dear Helen Hartman,
Christmas is fast approaching and I am still not ready. One thing troubles me especially - Is it too late to get off the Naughty List and onto the Nice One? If not then how do I make the leap? I think if anyone would know it would be you.
Dear Loved… wait did you just tell Helen to take a leap?
And why would you assume Helen knows how to get off the Naughty List? I actually spend most of my time trying to stay ON it.
|All I want for Christmas is to wipe that Halo right off your head, sweetie!|
This is difficult for moi as Helen is naturally an angel here on earth.
|A showcase of vintage angels that watch (and learn) in my household this season|
But for other, not-so-heavenly creatures I suppose there are some things you can do. For you, Helen will make her own lists.
Welcome to Helen Hartman’s Naughty V Nice.
Nice: Leaving a healthy snack for Santa
|And think, kids, if he drops that peel and slips on it - Wham! You've got the jolly old elf all to yourself!|
Naughty: Frosting canned cranberry sauce.
|It's WRONG, people and putting jellied candy on top does not change that.|
Nice: Dressing your kid up and sending them off to spread Christmas cheer.
|While Shepherds washed their sheets by night...|
Naughty: Dressing your kid up and sending her off to spread ugly rumors.
|Remember how we rehearsed it. When Daddy introduces you to his new girlfriend call her by the wrong name and then say "Daddy has so many girls around since he left Mommy I can't keep your names straight!"|
Nice: Repurposing fabric scraps and spray painted dish soap containers
Naughty (or should I say knotty?): Macrame Snowflakes
|Just say No to Rope|
Christmas Around the house:
Nice: Working together
|Oh, sweetie, no one will spot those pit stains and think you're blind not to have noticed them. They'll all be looking at me and thinking I'm blind to have married YOU.|
|Hurry up with them sandwiches, Ma. We still have time for some red hot lovin' before the guests get here.|
Nicest (aka Naughty): Plotting together
Best of luck making the shift from Naughty to Nice. Please, do it soon, time is running out and Helen would like as many people as possible to make the move - that will leave more room for me. After all nice people get nice gifts, naughty people get... whatever they want!