Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ten on the Tenth

Have I mentioned that I have problems with Math? Obviously I can't count past 9. I have added #10 now.

10 Things That Are Different About Christmas in Africa
1. It's hot
2. We sweat when we decorate the Christmas tree.
3. We sweat when we bake Christmas cookies.
4. We sweat when we stand still doing nothing.
5. The kids can go swimming over their Christmas break from school.
6. Did I mention that we sweat a lot? OK, just checking.
7. We don't have to wear coats or winter clothes.
8. No one goes Christmas caroling.
9. Santa has to come through the window because we don't have a chimney.
10. There's no where to buy a honey-baked ham!


O Mom said...

I'm sitting here freezing reading your list and it made me smile. You don't have a #10 though, I guess it would be; your sweating! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Does #10 have to do with sweat? Just guessing. ;)

If you need to breathe some cold air, come visit's FREEZING...we haven't climbed out of the teens in almost a week. Our forecasted high of 25 today sounds almost balmy.

Cara Beth said...

It was 20 degrees in ARKANSAS when i let the dogs out this morning! Burrr!

S and J said...

Does you guys sweat there?! :) Fun post!!

Gretchen said...

Loved this chuckle. Perspective is a wonderful thing.

Kecia said...

Weren't you home schooled for awhile? That explains the counting thing...jk
I just commented on your other post, too. :)

Carpool Queen said...

I remember the first time I went home with Mr. CPQ for Christmas in Florida.

Wearing shorts on Christmas Day just seemed wrong on the most basic and fundamental level.

Anonymous said...

your post made me laugh out loud! we live in dar es salaam and i have had a very similar list running through my head this season. ; )