All I want for Christmas...

Dear Santa Claus,

I know it's a little soon to be writing you, but I'm kind of hoping that you'll bring me an early Christmas present. 

You see, I'm a mom and a blogger.  And I live in Mexico.  Interesting things happen almost daily.  I like to capture those moments in photographs, for both my family and my blog friends.   My camera isn't a fancy one.  It's a point and shoot Sony something-or-other.  Even though I'd like a new camera someday, what I really want is a set of rechargeable batteries. 

Buying batteries isn't my problem, but keeping them is.  Of the last pack I bought, I only used 2 for my camera and the rest of the batteries were used for remote controls, wall clocks and an endless number of battery-operated toys that you brought my kids in previous years.

Had my children not used my latest batch of batteries for evil their toys, I would have been able to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moments from my brother-in-law's birthday party last weekend.  How often do you attend a party where one of the guests, with the voice like one of The Three Tenors, sings with the quarteto?  It was a spectacular performance.

My favorite moment from the party, that I still can't believe I didn't get on film, was when the quarteto was taking requests from the couples at the party.  Everyone had a song or two that they wanted to hear, but Hubby drew a complete blank.  Instead of suggesting song titles to my Hubby, the lead singer asked for my name, then huddled with the rest of the band for a few minutes before singing a song they wrote just. for. me.  "Leslie...tus ojos...tu voz...tu sonrisa...Leslie..."  (Leslie...your eyes...your voice...your smile...Leslie...)   Sigh!  It was the most beautiful and romantic song I had ever heard.  One I will probably never hear again. 

If I had rechargeable batteries, I'd never miss another moment like that.  I would make sure to keep my batteries charged, just like I do with my Kindle.  (That's how I was able to keep the party guests informed with up-to-the-minute news of the Pacquio vs. Margarito fight.) 

So please, Santa...Could you bring me some rechargeable batteries before Christmas?  I wouldn't want to miss something special that could happen at any of the celebrations in the coming weeks, like my in-law's anniversary extravaganza and Hope's 13th birthday.

Not only would you be helping me, but you'd also be saving the planet.

I promise to make you an extra batch of those delicious cinnamon cookies that you love.

Hope to see you soon. 

Mama's Losin' It


  1. Do they sell rechargable batteries down there?

  2. I have a similar request to Santa except I really DO need a whole new camera! Mine keeps getting lens errors or not being able to focus. There is no way I want to go through Christmas without a camera :)

    Visiting from Mama Kat's

  3. Blasted batteries! I feel your pain. Every time I buy them, I can only use them if I get to them first. Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

  4. Wow! I hope you get your batteries. If I had the money, I would certainly send them to you. Rechargeable batteries work wonders for cameras.

    Is that cinnamon cookies recipe a secret or can you post it? (Or have you?)

  5. REBECCA: Yes, they sell rechargeable batteries here. I've just been putting off buying them for one reason or another. But after last weekend, those batteries are at the top of my list! :)

    CARRIE: A new camera is on my wishlist too!

    STACEY: LOL! So true!

    JENNAONAMISSION: Thank you! That is very sweet of you! :) As for the recipe, I will be posting it on my recipe blog very soon, I promise! :)

  6. geez you don't take much to please! :) do you ever come to guadalajara by the way, i feel awful that i don't even know how far you are from me...

  7. Cool song :)

    Here's hoping you get some rechargeable batteries !

  8. I love that you wrote Santa, what a great idea! Hope all your Christmas dreams of rechargeable batteries come true!

  9. haha - too cute amiga, and I sure hope you get those batteries!!! My dad swears by them :)

  10. I can't seem to keep rechargeable batteries around my home either. The kids even take them out of my camera. So when it is time to take a picture, I am not even prepared when the camera will not come on. Have a great weekend.

  11. Hi Leslie. My camera has it's own battery charger. I just sit it on there and it charges and lasts days. Alakazam, kalamazoo, recharables batteries, to you!! :D did you get them. Tee Hee. I'm sure with this post, Santa will bring youthe rechargeable batteries. Have a great weekend.

  12. I hope you get those rechargeable batteries!! I wouldn't want to miss out on those moments either (and holy cow--that song sounds beautiful! So sorry you weren't able to capture that on tape). But when that happens I try to take snapshots of it in my head. There was an episode of the Office (the Jim-Pam wedding, actually) where they did this, too :)

    Hope you have a great weekend! And I'm still making my rounds following my SITS day but wanted to thank you so much for stopping by--I remember seeing your name :)

  13. Were you able to keep it together when they sang the song? I know I would not. I wish I could overnight you some batteries, hate for you and for us to miss any photos that you take. Plus, I am sure that Santa wants some of the cookies he was promised.

  14. I hope santa brings you extra packs of batteries! and how romantic was that!!!! lovely song ;) Enjoy your weekend!

  15. If I were Santa, I'd get you a pack of rechargeable batteries, a roll of masking tape and a Sharpie to mark them with! Write WOW on them...then you can say: WOW! You have MOM's batteries!!! :^)

  16. Oh my. That was funny. ...You'll be saving the planet? Then bribing with cinnamon cookies? Now you have made us all have to "up our game" in treating Santa for our gifts! But seriously, Sounds like you've been a good girl so you may get more than what you're asking. And that song sounds Truly romantic....