30 December 2019

[Bess Tuggle] - Stumping Mom for Christmas

Another hectic holiday season is close to a close. Thanksgiving’s come and gone, Christmas tinsel is ready to be caught, captured and hopefully put up until next year next year. It’s time to take a few deep breaths before 2020 arrives and we all have to get back on those “Wish I had, should have, resolution” oops lists.

Now I have to admit, I’ve been on the “Naughty List” for a couple o’ few months this year. I’ve tortured my mom.

Even worse yet, I had FUN doing it!!!

We got my mom and step-dad a pretty cool Christmas present, in my opinion. I’ve been sending my mom “hints” for months – and she never caught on.

I think the first hint was “Oh, it’s got a hole in it.” Sure did. She didn’t know it came that way, but…

Then “It’s 1/8” thick, 2”tall.” “Multi-purpose.” “Imported.” “Some assembly required.” “Penicillin won’t kill this.” “One size fits most.” It was a couple months of fun at my mom’s expense, and I don’t regret a thing.

On Christmas Day my mom and step-dad received a small box from us. It rattled (I put pea-gravel in it for effect) and when they opened it they had to read all the hints and see if anyone could guess what it was. The whole room was stumped until I told my mom the last hint. “I -told- you what it was.” At that she jumped up, with a smile on her face. She remembered! We got them a Low-Country-Boil table.

I’d been bragging on a low country boil some friends put on for Memorial Day. I told her that’s what they were getting for Christmas but the joke was -almost- on me. I had NO idea how hard they were to find here.

None of the hints were fake. It did come with a hole in it. Penicillin won’t kill it (crabs), one size does fit most… Sorry, Santa, but it was -worth- it!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Happy Sparkles, and Happy New Year. Wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy 2020!!!

PS: If you have any Christmas torture suggestions, please message me. Time to start planning more hints.

- Bess Tuggle