Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Looking Forward To It

Currently, my family and I are sitting in our living room, watching the Doctor Who Christmas special on our DVR, and holding our bellies after a mexican feast (more on this tomorrow, maybe.) I really want to spend the rest of the night in their company, so I'm going to have to make this post short.

Every year, my father brings home Nerds Ropes for all us kids. As it is with most traditions, the origins of this are unknown. But every year without fail, I attempt to eat all the nerds off the nerds rope, leaving only the sticky remains of the red, jelly rope that lies underneath (without breaking the rope.) I have never accomplished this, and today was no exception. This year, however, I actually had the chance to finish--to achieve that which I strived to achieve since before I can remember. I was no less than 3 centimeters away from finishing, when I was struck with this realization: if I eat all the nerds off my nerds rope now, what will I do next year? Suddenly, finishing didn't seem important. It was trying that was important--that's what excited me, what inspired me. I held the rope in my hands, and pulled.

Maybe next year.

Merry Christmas.

Tonight's ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Feature: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Christmas-tastic Thing of the Day: That feeling that you get in your chest when you're sitting around the Christmas tree with your family, eating and laughing and merry-making. Despite the freezing weather outside, it's still a warm feeling.

1 comment:

  1. This post had such a John Green-feel to it. I could literally hear his voice-over to it as the camera is pointed at you, forcibly pulling the candy out. Or maybe you voice-overing yourself, which would seem much more appropriate.
    But very cute traditions! I feel like if it was in my family, at least one of us is going to go down crying since we're kind of competitive.
    But gah, that feeling! Last time I felt it was at my cousin's when we all sang (off-key) Christmas carols at her place.