Since I was not around to share the highlights of our winter holidays, I wanted to fill you in on our interesting Christmas celebration. This was the first holiday without my mom at home and I have to admit that we were all a little nervous about how it would work out.
Mom knew that it was not possible to bring her home for Christmas so she decided she wanted to open presents in the facility’s “great room”, A.K.A. “the lobby”. The large room has a beautiful Christmas tree, two couches and a coffee table so it was the perfect holiday setting.
In the center of the room was a very large, glass atrium housing about a gazillion parakeets. We were just getting started on our present opening extravaganza when I noticed Hubby and Kidlet2 looking over at the atrium with the oddest expressions.
Without going into graphic detail, let us just say that these parakeets were not celebrating the holiday in the reverence it deserved. There was a lot of squawking and flapping and I do not think they were singing Christmas carols.
At one point, my mom looked over, in what seemed was her loudest voice, and said, “Oh, I think these birds are making babies!”
Does anyone out there know what happens when folks discuss the bird mating process in the presence of the thirteen-year-old boy? My son looked like a deer caught in the headlights and we both wanted to dive under the little coffee table to avoid the embarrassment.
A bit of time after the after the “event”, I spotted two little, white eggs in a tube hanging from the top of the birdcage. Mom and I kept our eyes peeled and I am happy to announce that we are the proud extended parents of two beautiful, blue parakeets!
Here is Blue Christmas:
Obviously, this is only one of the little pumpkins. It is difficult to take a picture of the birds together so I am just sharing one. It most certainly was not the Christmas holiday I planned but it did make for many laughs and a memory that will not soon fade!
Have a great weekend!