Tuesday, December 26, 2017


This happened several years ago
but I have never posted it before.

Imagine 2 boys
sharing a room.
One is 15 and one is 5.

Every room in the house has a 
TREE of some sort.

got the 

Isn't it pretty?

So---what happens when the 
decides to 

Well, he want 
on the branches to hide his dirty deed!

Here is a 
to bare 

Wish you could have seen the 
storming out of the room
DEMANDING that we take
of his room.
He knew EXACTLY what was 
on the tree...
The five year old?

Did you ever laugh so hard
you almost wet your pants?
Insert THAT picture here!!!

Off to celebrate with 
Both boys are grown now
and share their lives with each other--
but no longer want to share a room....

We will have 17 kids there today
and I dasn't count the #of adults! 
Have a beautiful 
Day After Christmas!

I am
I might have lied about the
SWEET part!

your photo name


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Funny story about the gum drop tree. A tree in every room...wow...ambitious! That will be a houseful today. Have fun and I am sure you will have at least a months worth of stories to tell...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...


Adam said...

I've heard of custom made ornaments but that's a whole new level.

Pam Jackson said...

HAHA....a TAMPON tree. Love it. WHen my daughter was born 37 yrs ago the nurse at her docs office had a tree on her desk....it was a small limb (twig) from a tree, stuck in styrofoam and put in a pot, hanging from the stick was a cartridge from a gun...it was a cartridge in a bare tree! I had one for years but finally did a way with it. Keep that in mind for your trees! I love the gumdrop tree....

Jan said...

Ahahahahahaha! My daughter thought they made great casts for a Barbie with a broken leg!

Kathy said...

That is too funny!

Chatty Crone said...

That was one of THE funniest stories ever.

17 children - man you must have had a blast.

I have to say Christmas here has been very nice.

Now Happy New Year!

Love, sandie

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Leave it to you Diana! Hope you had a great Christmas with your family.

Sylvia said...

LOL, you are sweet!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh,,, that is absolutely hilarious and did that child ever ever live that one down lol,, oh my gosh,, full house with you today,, Happy Holidays lovely lady!

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Oh, my! The ultimate in teenaged mortifications! Hope your Christmas was a jolly one, sweet and twisted Diana! lol

Simply LKJ said...

That is hysterical! I have always wanted a gum drop tree, but now I may never look at one the same again :-0

Lisa said...

OMG thats hilarious. I think it should be a Christmas Tradition! I mean, Just look how the leg lamp took off! Hahaha.
I had a vintage gumball tree this year. I had been looking for one and my sister found one for me. It was loaded with gum drops just like grandma used to do.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

When my sister was 5 she would make doll beds out of kotex napkins, so 5 year olds are quite the resourceful bunch!!!! That's so funny but at least they had hangers and everything. LOL!

I hope you had a nice Christmas with your family and I wish you a Happy New Year. I was so thankful that we had a Christmas without hospitals, doctors and nurses this year. We feel blessed. I'm sure you can relate.


Mac n' Janet said...

That is so funny! I'll bet the older boy still teases him about it.

Susie said...

Diana, No wonder your kids are like that...look at you. LOL. You are killing me .LOL I would have loved seeing the older boy's face. Good thing we were not so into phone photos then. :):) Wishing you and all your family lots of love and hugs today. Stay warm and safe from the chill. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

Linda said...

That Christmas Tree is hilarious for those who haven’t had to think about tampons in years and years. I ate my gumdrops before they ever made it to the vintage tree this year. Time saver🎄Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Kim said...

Love those kinds of stories!! It sounds like you had a super full and festive house. I miss those days. My sisters' kids have kids of their own now and live all over the country. Our giant family get togethers of 30 or more have now become a lot more intimate. I kind of miss those crazy kid filled fun day. Kind of. I don't miss cooking for all of them. 😉

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL this was hilarious! :)

Theresa said...

Now that's funny😂 I hope you had a great time with the family today🎄 Hugs

The Sketchy Reader said...

ROTFLMAO I can't breathe I'm laughing so hard!

Jettie said...

I did not wet my panties, haven't put them on yet after my shower, so there. I love your stories, they always make me laugh

krishna said...

ha ha ha!! what a funny moment.. I am just giggling now... :D

Rose L said...

LOL Love the gum ball replacements! Reminds me of what happened to my sister-in-law years ago...she had my brother cut out wooden snowman shapes and she painted them. She used rocks painted black for eyes, a plastic carrot for the noses, and wanted candy for the mouths. She decided to use tampons wrapped in colored cellophane as candy and glued them in place for the mouths. Well, it rarely rains in CA but one night it did and she woke to see her snowmen looking like they were foaming at the mouth! Was soooo funny!!!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

OMGoodness are you joking about the number of people there? LOVE the gum drop tree. What a great idea, I must remember that for another year. I really missed decorating this year. Ah well, roll on Spring...........we have so much snow that's hard to even imagine.
Happy New Year. Luv Janice

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm d-y-i-n-g!!!!!!


Jacqueline said...

That has to be the best Christmas story ever! Sounds like a very merry household of love you had for Christmas this year! So blessed!

Feral Turtle said...

You definitely are one of the sweetest and hands down one of the funniest!!! Hope you and your family had a fantastic Christmas and all the best to you in this crazy wonderful year to come!! Cheers.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh my goodness! Too funny! And you are sweet....and twisted.. a perfect candy cane! I have a similar story a friend told me about when he was a kid. Kinda gross but funny. He was playing army combat outside with his friends and needed some realistic looking bandages. He went through the garbage and found USED sanitary pads. They used them on their heads for head wounds. EWWWWWWW. Maybe I shouldn't have shared that :-)

Curtains in My Tree said...

OMGOSH the tampax tree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Too funny! I know you had a great time with everyone being together. Now on to the new year. Hope you find lots of fun adventures in the new year.

Lorrie said...

I'll bet the then-5-year-old is mortified when he hears the story. And there's photo evidence, too! Hilarious.

Richella Parham said...

Oh, my goodness. This is absolutely HILARIOUS! Aren't you so glad you took a photo??

Love you, Diana. Hope your 2018 is full of blessings.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh my gosh you are just too funny, Diana!!!! What a riot, I nearly spit out my coffee I was drinking when I saw those 'ornaments' - ha ha!!

Holly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me my humor back for the day.

Kay G. said...

That is so funny! Hope your new year will be just as full of laughs! xx

Robyn said...

Oh my gosh... LOL!!! That must have been hysterical! Wow, thats a lot of kids!.. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Diana :) XO

Jan said...

Oh my goodness, what a hoot! Hope this year's celebration brings as much laughter and happy memories...incidentally, some of my best childhood Christmas memories include a gumdrop tree...WITH GUMDROPS!

Peace, love and happiness...Jan!

Missy George said...

You are a candy cane for sure and I'll bet you were just having a blast with all those kids!!! Happy New Year Diana..

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh - I'm laughing so hard! Life is never dull at your place, Diana, and I'm sure you have made more happy memories this year, too! Happy New Year! xx

Attic Clutter said...

oh man..that is a riot..

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh wow oh wow!! I've NEVER seen anything to beat this! haha! Too funny.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too. xo Deborah

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, did that really happen? I can just see the face of the 15-year old - get this tree out of my room!! I can not believe you had 17 kids at your house around Christmas. Wow, that's amazing!

love, me

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I laughed so hard - that was to funny. I can just see the 15 year old's face when he saw that tree.

I know that you have a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year and hope that we all have a wonderful one.

Lots of love

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

Super laugh to start my New Year


Cecilia said...

I'm catching up this morning and come across this...my first thought was "my grandma had a gumdrop tree just like that" and my second one was "she never decorated it like that"! Hahahahahaha! Thanks for brightening my day! Hope you have a wonderful week!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

OMGoodness, Diana, you share the funniest stories!!! That tree is priceless, and yes, I've laughed so hard that I have (not almost) wet my pants....good thing it was with my daughter!