Thursday, December 22, 2016

If You Were Here Right Now

If you were here right now...

I'd get you to help me wrap presents.

We'd make up choreography to my favorite Christmas song.

I'd show you the earrings I always wear all through December. They were my grandma's. They are tiny gold wreaths she bought from the Avon lady.

I'd heat up some eggnog for you.

You could stuff a pack of baseball cards into Bob's advent calendar.

I'd tell you the histories of the different ornaments on the tree.

I'd give you a piece of this great homemade caramel that Rebekah made.

We could walk Teddy around the block and look at the holiday lights.

You would wonder aloud at how I can drink this big cup of coffee right before bed.

I'd tell you my new favorite joke that was relayed by my friend Alexandra's son.
"What did the zero say to the eight? - Nice belt."

I'd get Mr. Rosenberg to show you his impressions of the Peanuts kids dancing.

You'd ask me to play the piano for you and I'd say yes but then I'd get self conscious and ask you to sit in the kitchen while I played in the living room.

You could tell me about your favorite holiday memory while I finally fold that giant pile of laundry that's sitting on top of the dryer right now.

We'd watch Holiday Inn.

Wish you were here.


  1. That sounds great. I don't know if you're talking to ME, but I wish I was there, too :)

  2. Aw! I want to do ALL of this with you!


  3. Steve and Edie have me moving, thanks, I'd love to be there, but I'm wrapping my own mountain of gifts (I'm the oldest of 8 and my husband's the youngest of 4 and almost everyone has kids and grandkids)!~Cindy

  4. That is a good one.

    And this post: you are just so, genius!!

    Wish I were there, too, I'd bring along some of the snow we just had today! Looking up, it was just like being inside a snow globe!