November 18, 2009

First Christmases

After the Kay commercial where the husband surprises his wife (holding their newborn) with a ring on their family's "first" Christmas:

Me: "That is so lame. It's not technically their first Christmas as a family."

Jeremy: "What do you mean?"

Me: "Well, it may be the baby's first Christmas, but it isn't the family's."

Jeremy: "Yes, it is."

Me: "No, it isn't. They were a family before the baby. The baby is an addition. It doesn't make them a family all of a sudden."

Jeremy: "But now they are a complete family."

Me: "What?! You mean, they weren't complete before?"

Jeremy: "No.. they were, but now they are more complete and it is their first Christmas as a family."

Me: "So what if they have a second child? Will that year be their first Christmas as a family too?"

Jeremy: "I guess..."

Me: "That's dumb. You can only have one first Christmas."

Jeremy: "No. It's their first Christmas all together."

Me: "Then, they should call it that instead their first Christmas 'as a family.'"

Jeremy: "It's just a commercial."

Me: "I just don't want you to pull out 'it's our first Christmas' if we ever have kids. We've had our first Christmas together. It's now in the past."

Jeremy: "But it will be our first Christmas together as a family."

Me: "We are a family!"

Jeremy: "Not a complete one."

Me: "And trust me, we won't be 'complete' for a while."

Oh, the joys of the holidays...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is hilarious! I agree with Jessica!