Christmas to-do list

One for kids. One for adults.

Pardon any accidental, temporary sincerity.


  • Remember to give the new Trump administration a chance.
  • Stop reading cyber deal click bait links.
  • Buy daughter a present.
  • Buy son a present.
  • Buy spouse a present
  • Get thy ass to expensive gym.
  • Go to work.
  • Work.
  • Search for more rewarding work.
  • Remember to be grateful for current work situation.
  • Decide which medical bills to pay.
  • Put on a brave face.
  • Remind self that brave faces scare small children and mean nothing to one’s dog and the rest of civilized society.
  • Smile at children.
  • Keep giving.
  • Recall doting, saintly grandparents by listening to Bing, Frank, Dean, Nat, Rosemary, Jo Stafford, Doris Day and Julie Andrews.
  • Make a vow to stop reading about Trump administration until after Christmas.

For kids

  • Make a wish list.
  • Sing songs.
  • Decorate:
  • — House
  • — Classroom
  • — Dog
  • Petition nearby adults for cocoa and candy canes.
  • Stare at the tree while waking for the day.
  • Try to not be affected by grumpy adults.
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