Tuesday, December 1, 2009

this is what happens when...

When its 9:30pm and you're tired.  There's a Saint's game on, but you're missing it because your wife insists on putting up the Christmas decorations tonight.  Home Depot has the bungee cords you need so that you can strap the tree to the roof of your car, but does not have a viable Christmas tree.  So you make your purchase and drive to another store to purchase the tree.  The tree place is closed for the night.  Your wife's throat lumps and she is about to cry.  The store workers have compassion upon her and allow you to purchase a Christmas tree, but you must act quickly.  You hastily pick a tree and while she is paying, you strap it, with your newly bought bungee cords, to the roof of your car.  Its going on 10pm.  Your kids need to get to bed.  You want to see how the Saint's game turned out (though you know they stomped the Patriots. Who Dat!) Your wife is thirsty, tired, and wants to start decorating the tree.  She pulls out of the HEB store parking lot a little too quickly.  And there, on Texas state Highway 281 your tree shoots off of the top of your car like a launched missile.  You scream explicatives and slap the dash as you watch cars dart around your newly purchased symbol of the Christmas season.  Your wife pulls over and you run out onto the 6 laned highway and rescue and recover the Christmas tree.  Your wife is on the roof of the car unlatching the worthless bungee cords.  However, you are not moving.  You are thinking.  She wonders why you are not moving.  She is cold and wants to get home.  You inform her you are contemplating the method of transport for the tree.  The decision that will allow you to get home to your Saint's game and warm bed? Shove the Christmas tree inside of the car.  Sit ontop of your children in the back seat of the car.  And then have your wife drive carefully home.  But not before stopping at Sonic to reward your hard work, perseverance, and cleverness.





13 comments:

DixieJo said...

oh dear - tis the season to be Jolly! I can see Jared trying to smile.
glad you were safe!

Karen Snow said...

I wish I could have seen you pull into Sonic.

The Nielsons said...

LOL that cracks me up! Good job coming up with that backup plan guys! And go Saints!!

Troy said...

Duuuude!! That is almost worse than what Drew Brees made the Patriots' secondary look like last night. (Go Saints!) At least you won't have to hang one of those cheesy Christmas tree air fresheners in your car- it should smell like pine and frustration in your car for at least a month.

P.S. Courtney, consider Jared's post a testament of his love for you and a cry for a DVR for Christmas.

p.p.s. Any chance you guys will be around Dallas at some point during the holidays?

Jessica said...

that is fantastic. seriously genius.

Cathi said...

I laughed so hard I cried. I am sooo grateful we have an artificial tree out in the shed. Think of all the great memories and laughs for your kids down the road! Have fun decorating the tree!

Cherie' said...

That is hilarious!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

That is the best Christmas story EVER!! I'm still laughing.

Traci said...

Priceless..........!

Clint said...

It's not every day I laugh out loud when reading a blog post - thanks for the gut laugh!

Nulphs said...

love it!! what a great hubby, i seriously did LOL!! Glad you all got home safe!!

Lisa and Aaron said...

Hillarious! What a great story to tell/remind the kids of when they're older! Your such a good hubby Jared! Aaron would have left the tree (and possibly me) on the interstate! j/k lol

Jenn said...

Jared I think Markus should feel better about what happened to us... I mean you and he are quite the heroes now aren't you!!! Way to go :) You know we women types we love our trees! Glad you were able to recover from it just in time for Sonic. Miss yall!