Holiday Mom: Mama Tee

Spinning, Disneyland ParisTo my beautiful child,

Happy Holidays!!  I am so excited that it is the holiday season because I love to bake, the weather is finally colder and I am in the Holiday spirit. Even though it is November 1 and just last night I was helping you with your Harley Quinn costume. We had so much fun, I don’t know how you got that water proof dark blue lipstick off! But I’m glad you didn’t get any of it on my best bathroom decorative towels (laugh out loud). Anyway, while you’re out I am making some sugar cookies and coquito (Puerto Rican egg nog). The coquito should be good and marinated by tomorrow and I am making a big batch of cookies so that we can eat them with the coquito while watching American Horror Story. This Thanksgiving I want us to go to the Grand Illumination parade. There will be a marching band, rescue dogs walking in the parade, colorful floats and horses. You know how much your mama loves horses. The week after that is Thanksgiving so me and you are going to your Uncle Henry and Aunt Toni’s house for dinner. They’re an older couple and they never have a lot of guests so you can invite a friend if you like.

Did you want to do some Black Friday shopping? Remember the fun we had doing it last year? We got up at two in the morning, went to Waffle House, ate a big breakfast, then we stood in line bundled up in our winter fur coats with thermoses full of cappuccino. I don’t think I ever had that much fun shopping. But I always have fun with my baby at any time of the year. You know what? We should buy each other ugly Christmas sweaters, wear them together with matching leggings and Uggs. That would be so much fun! You know I’m such a cornball so I understand if you don’t want to (laugh out loud).  But on a serious note, this Holiday season I want us to focus on giving more so than receiving. As I normally do every year, I will be volunteering at the cold weather shelter every other weekend. I want you to volunteer with me one day. I know you are busy and you may have plans, but just take an hour out of your day for me.

I love you to life,

Mama Tee


  1. Cassidy says:

    Holiday Mama –

    Thank you for writing; all of the things you mentioned sound absolutely wonderful! I would love to watch my favorite shows with you while cuddling around a fire as it’s gotten awfully cold very quickly here. I’ll gladly take some time out of my day for you if you’d like, as long as we can stay together.

    Lots of love!
    ~Your holiday child, Cassidy

    • Auntie Yvonne says:

      We invite you to stay as long as you can. Curl up on the couch and tell us what you want to watch. It is all about you today. We are so glad you are here.
      Auntie Yvonne

  2. Gabby says:

    Dear Mom,
    This all sounds absolutely wonderful! I’d love to eat cookies and try coquito and go to the parade and go Black Friday shopping! Thanks for including me in your holidays.
    Love, your Holiday Daughter, Gabby

    • AuntBran says:

      Gabby, we are so happy you are a part of our holidays this year! There are plenty of cookies to go around and maybe we could make some together. Thank for making our holidays special this year. Hugs!

  3. Daniel says:

    Hi mom,
    The big parade sounds amazing, I love neon lights and dogs and horses so it would be a wonderful celebration for me to see.
    I also love baking and being a taste tester I used to bake cupcakes and cookies would be a new thing for me.
    Thank you for letting me into your home this thanksgiving and I hope you enjoyed it. Be safe today on Black Friday!!
    -Love, Your Little Daniel

    • AuntBran says:

      Daniels! I’d love to bake with you and learn some cupcake tips! Cupcakes are my favorite. We are so glad you are a part of our holidays this year. Hugs!

  4. Barb says:

    Thanks momma, I’m totally ok with matching christmas sweaters! If they have little reindeer its a plus. I’ll see if my friend wants to come with us to Uncle Henry’s and Aunt Tonis. Stay Safe momma, get some sleep.

    • Your Holiday Ciocia says:

      Hi Barb,

      If they don’t have little reindeer I will make some with you out of fabric and beads- or we can just make some to have extras if we need more to make our sweaters even more festive. 🙂

      • Barb says:

        That’d be great!! Maybe we could make some hot cocoa and make a day out of it. I hope everything goes ok this year.

        • Your Holiday Ciocia says:

          That would be so much fun! I have tons of craft supplies if you want to make any other decorations or a gift for someone.

          We can put on Christmas specials if you like, I like Charlie Brown and Garfield and Invader Zim or we can watch a regular movie or listen to music if you need a break from holiday stuff, lol.

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