I have to tell you, I am a huge sucker for holiday music. I love hearing it while I shop in the grocery and when I’m in the car. I dream of falling snow flakes and cozy fires. I actually know all the verses of many traditional hymns and get mad when artists don’t sing them!
Then, the other night (after a particularly difficult night with the boy child) I started to think about the words, and realized that no one thought of the Special Needs Family when they wrote Christmas music.
1. Silent Night–Right. Like that’s ever gonna happen!
2. Deck the Halls—We don’t use words that may trigger an aggressive action! Nor do we often fa, la, la…Nor do we eat figgy pudding…
3. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas— Seriously? All I want is sleep. And to win the lottery.
4. Jingle Bells—Sure. I really want to” jingle all the way” after packing the car with supplies, medication, the 43 pies I was “asked” to make, and listening to the child who doesn’t eat scream because the car smells like food!
5. Percy, the Puny Poinsettia—Are you making fun of me? Because I can’t keep the damn thing alive? Well, I’ve been busy…keeping the child alive!
6. I Wonder As I Wander–Yeah? Me too…
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—Poor thing.
8. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town–Just please don’t tell the kid until the morning of Christmas, otherwise he won’t sleep for weeks.
9. Hark the Herald Angels Sing–Which then prompted a three hour conversation about who Harold is and why are the Angels singing about him?!
10. Good King Wenceslas–Really? REALLY? I had to Google it just to spell it! Now make a kid with speech problems say that!
(I wish you ALL a safe, uneventful, HEALTHY, happy holiday! I’m re-posting next week as we’ll be on the move to our new home! May 2012 bring us all some wonderful things–if nothing more than making our friendships stronger!)