Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's like an English fox hunt. Only, with children.



Christmas trees are pretty important to my family. I remember going to the Christmas Tree farm year after year, all bundled up in our snow gear. We would spend hours looking for that perfect tree.

Well, my Mom would spend hours looking, while the rest of us ran around playing our traditional game of "Hunt Chantel Down And Push Her In The Snow."

It was similar to an English fox hunt, only it ended with Chantel in tears, and the rest of us in time-out for a week.


(I asked Chantel if she had anything to add to this memory, but all she did was glare and turn off her webcam.)

If we ever came across a particularly amazing tree, we would run up and suggest it to my mom. But she never chose any of the ones we found.


(They always look smaller before you bring them home)

Once my Mom decided, all bets were off. She had the final say.

But we didn't mind. That wasn't really why we came to the farm. Now, where did Chantel go...?

One year, we were chasing Chantel through the Christmas tree field, and suddenly she disappeared. What the heck...?

We stopped, and looked around in confusion. We had been right behind her. Where did she go??

After a few seconds, we heard a little voice call "Hey guys? I'm in the hole."

She had fallen into this giant pit, camouflaged by all the snow.


We were laughing so hard, we could barely pull her out. It was the funniest thing that had ever happened- at least, the funniest thing at the Christmas tree farm!

Even now, We still laugh about that one.

I've tried to get Chantel to recreate it, but she refuses to go with me to a Christmas tree farm. Or even a snowy field.

Weird, huh?

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I'm linking this to Chantel's carnival, Small Treasures Tuesday (which is open all week long). Because memories like these are a treasure.


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25 comments:

gopopgo said...

At least she didn't fall in the yellow snow

cornflakegirl74 said...

This story has me in stitches, but your poor sister! LOL!!!! I remember tormenting my younger brother like this back when. He doesn't like to talk about it much anymore either :)

tsonodablog said...

LMAO. So funny!!! Poor Chantel.

Heather said...

That is awesome. Unless you are Chantal!

I like the way you remembered to put the yellow snow in the last picture too!!

Going to now to read your related posts and laugh at your sister's expense I predict.

Poor girl.

MiMi said...

It's ironic that someone peed on the snow in the last picture but didn't pee in the hole. LOL

Kmama said...

Seriously...in the hole? Oh, that is priceless. She will never live that down, will she?

Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

Really funny story! You need a TV show! I used to love the family trips to pick the tree growing up, but in LA the trees are all half dead by the time mid-december rolls around...it's sad. It won't stop me from making my husband drag home the biggest one that can possibly get through the door though!

Katie

http://practicalparenting.blogspot.com

Chantel said...

I don't even know how to respond to this. I love the pics though!

I remember very vividly falling in that hole. I ended up with snow all in my clothes, and yet you guys still chased me after!

Crystal said...

too funny...i bet she remembers it a little differently though. Isn't it funny those "traditions" from our childhood....parents see it one way and the kids another.

Tiffany said...

Ok, I am totally feeling for Chantel. Cause that was me!

Jen said...

That is a freaking awesome memory. Too funny.

And you know its, Wednesday. Right?

the thrifty ba said...

i love the last picture with the yellow snow! arent christmas memories the BEST!?

Smart Ass Sara said...

ooh... I'm glad you posted this because it reminded me of the time my brother and I had a dog named Willy. Ah yes... blog post is coming. ;)

Van said...

I was the youngest one, tormented by two older brothers on occasion. What did you guys get out of that, pushing us little things around? :)

Leslye Leigh said...

That is so funny! I love the way you tell stories!!

Kimberly said...

Does she send you her therapy bills?
Hee hee. You crack me up but probably not in the way you crack Chantel up. Every family has a Chantel.

Lindsey said...

Too funny! I'm loving the yellow snow.

Megan said...

Sometimes I think of how much I've missed out by having no siblings.

And now I realize it's worse than I even thought.

I've never had any Christmas-tree-hole incident.

viewfromdownhere said...

Aw, poor Chantel...she's probably needed years of therapy to get over memories like that...

Shell said...

Aw, poor Chantel!


LMAO!!!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Sounds like Chantel has some unresolved issues! And sounds like something my kids would do (if we had snow here)!
LOL

Truthful Mommy said...

LOL! This is so funny it reminds me of me and my 5 brothers and sisters doing anything with my parents.Poor Chantel!SOunds like you have loads of great memories!

Kenzie said...

So funny! I kind of can't believe that she still talks to you some days!

manysleeplessnights.com said...

Poor poor Chantel :(

But, as an older sister, I totally get it so ::high five::!

Renee Ann said...

Great post! Love the Chantel game. Only in our house it would've been the JoAnn game. LOL! (I'm visiting from SITS. I blog at http://reneeannsmith.com/)

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