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Friday, January 16, 2009

Ledbetter Lunacy -- Episode 8 "Bad Christmas Baby"




Happy Friday, friends! Hope the weekend ahead is good and relaxing or fun for you.

Today's episode, like all others, is a real and true recreation of actual events which took place with my family. Everytime I pass through my living room and see the creche (and all the other Christmas decorations) still up, I think of the story of the Bad Christmas Baby. So today, you're privvy to some of the crazy stuff whirling around in my memory banks.

So...strike up the band and warm up the instruments, it's time for more...


~~LEDBETTER LUNACY~~









Note: There were many people there that night, not just the Ledbetter Lunatics, and one person is missing a head covering! (The head gear are cardboard templates, and I forgot to draw that second female from the right with hair!) :) On with the tale...





39 comments:

Bella@That damn expat said...

Ahaha that was adorable!

Good job!

giddymomof6 said...

HAHAHAHAh! Holy cow! The heathen baby! That's awesome! And SO something my kiddos would do! But I'm still waiting 4 last weeks punchline! ahem..?

Vodka Mom said...

HAHAHAHAHA

That was damn good.

jinksy said...

Drawing and writing skills on these pages show inner child is alive and well. Congrats!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh dear. Sad part is, I think there are adults who'd like to do this at Christmastime, if not in the public square, then in their hearts.

Lori said...

That is such a wonderful idea! And beautifully done. We get the visual, the personal/handmade feel, the writing--nothing more to ask.

I have to go back on your blog to take a look at the other episodes.

tut-tut said...

A perfect Christmas/family story!

Suldog said...

Yikes! The green-eyed monster rears it's ugly head at Christmas! Ah, well. Jesus isn't really made of porcelain, so it was probably useful for the kid and not truly harmful to most others.

Lori said...

Wow! That's sibling rivalry gone amok! LOL

Kathryn Magendie said...

LAUGHING! lawd!!!!

Angie - you won the "guess the jelly beans" contest - I can't believe how close you came...within three dang beans -- how do you do that? How do you do the things you do??????!!!!

Kathryn Magendie said...

OH and I meant to say -I'll have the signed copy mailed to you soon.

Michelle H. said...

Oh wow! It's just...wow! Hahaha!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Bella. Enjoying your bloggy too.

Now, giddy girl, I added the last frame to last Friday's snafu'd episode...so go take a look! :)

Vodka, just returning the favor. I always laugh at your posted stories!

Jinksy, I.C. is alive and threatening to take over!

2nd Cup, you are right! Lots of grown folks think they are the boss of the universe.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Lori & Tut-tut. Appreciate your support for my rudimentary drawing skills. :)

Suldog, you're right. I laughed and laughed reading your drug-induced angel's letter yesterday!

Lori, what a neat thought...sibling rivalry, for sure. hehe

Kathryn, how weird is that? I'll be over to your TENDER GRACES spot in a sec to pass Deb's book along, since I own my own 2 copies! :)

Good morning, Michelle!

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh wow! What a memory. :-)

WendyCinNYC said...

LOL! What a charming little lad!

Ang said...

You never cease to amaze us...and keep us laughing. What a way to start off a weekend!

Thanks Angie!

Deb Shucka said...

I love these stories and your art work! I'm pretty sure Jesus would not have minded sharing the manger with your son.

Debbie said...

King, savior, baby. Really, his list is fairly long. It does inspire a little jealousy.

DebraLSchubert said...

Angie, If I were Christian, that would have been me. I was the princess and no other baby could have gotten in the way of my glory. That is, until my sister came along when I was almost three... (You could do quite the episode on that little disaster!) Love the illustrated stories. Keep up the great creative work, girlfriend!

colbymarshall said...

HAHAHAHA Classic- wish you had that on video! Makin' the parents proud :-)

jill said...

awwwwwwww.....that's kinda sad, touching and very FUNNY! poor baby CJ

Little Red said...

That is a marvelous story and the illustrations are fantastic! Is it fiction? If it isn't, its even better! :)

Janna Qualman said...

Poor little guy... ;)

Jenn Johansson said...

Hahahahaha! I love it! Kids are hilarious, aren't they? :D I totally am looking up more Ledbetter Lunacy later today! :D

Jenn Johansson said...

oh and umm... I HEART TENDER GRACES!

Did I win? hehehe :D LOL

Angie Ledbetter said...

Melissa & Wendy, yeah. LOL

*Blush* thank you, Ang.

Thanks, Deb S. I bet He wouldn't mind either...if someone hadn't been jealous and broken his head off! :)

Debbie, LOL.

Thank you, Debra L. I'd LOVE to see your drawn version of similar events from your princess childhood! It's a fun way to get away from working on the ms, by the way. (And, obviously, no artistic ability is required.) :)

Oh, Colby, I've wished so many times for a video camera...but I'd have had to put one of the 3 babies down in order to operate one, so maybe it's best I didn't have one! And, yeah, I've had so so so many "proud" moments over the years. I may have to draw the newest episode of Fresh Prince "falling asleep" in the tub and flooding all the wood floors soon. Gark!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jill, he and the other two kidlets still remember that episode!

Little Red, I can honestly say that all episodes of Ledbetter Lunacy are TRUE. Now, don't ya feel sorry for me? :)

Yeah, Janna, he was ate up with the jealousy over another "baby" getting so much attention.

Well, hope you enjoy, Jenn!

JENN..YOU WIN, YOU WIN! I'll go tell Kat right now!

Jenn Johansson said...

Yay! Yay! LOL :D Woo hoo!

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL!!! How did you ever do it??? Glad I had one:))

kimmi said...

Lol! Too sweet! That's your baby!! Love the drawings!

Small Footprints said...

Oh ... poor baby C.J. being upstaged like that. I'll bet he loves this story! :)

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Barbara said...

As always, I love your little stories.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Congrats, Jenn!

Terri, I guess you just do what ya gotta do. :)

Yeah, kimmi, he's my sha t bebe!

Small, he knows that story's gonna be trotted out and relived every Christmas, so just accepts it now. LOL

Thanks, Barbara.

Anonymous said...

Colby,
You have to come to BR to meet these kids. I would run through the hinges of hell for those three. Never a dull moment
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

Aww, thank you, Oren. I feel the same about your young men! What great guys they are...just like their dad (and mom)!

GardenAuthor said...

Great episode! Poor baby J.C. - shattered! Just a little ironic that baby C.J. went on to have a career as snow sculptor... I can still see those snow people on the front lawn.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Deb, unfortunately it wasn't Court Jester who blew out the streetlight with a snowball and built those horrible snow people...that was Fresh Prince. (See how full my hands are??) :)

Karen said...

what a great story!

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