Have you heard of the Holderness Family? Like a lot of people, I first heard of them when their now famous Christmas Jammie video went viral last year. I’ve been following them for a few months now and always enjoy watching their videos. I recently watched their Protective Life * video “I Can’t Live Without You” where they sing about why they can’t live without each other. Literally. I thought it would be fun to come up with my own list of reasons I couldn’t live without my family.
*And seriously? Make sure you family is protected for real. Chuck and I made the decision years ago to make sure each other and children would be well-cared for financially were the worst to happen.
How could I live without this husband of mine? Who else would take us on family vacations where we drive for hours and hours and hours…just to drive some more? Who would leave wet towels on my side of the bed? Without Chuck who would keep 20 years worth of paperwork and receipts…just in case? Not me, that’s for sure. But then again, who would go on emergency cream-for-my-coffee runs? And fill the van with gas, just so I wouldn’t have to?
And I could never live without my sweet Avi who keeps me on my toes and sharpens my debate skills? What would I do with all of my spare time if I didn’t have these curls to comb through and condition? What would I do without her hilarious sense of humor?
I can’t live without these brown eyes and this adorable boy…because who would wake me up in the middle of the night? Who would ask for a snack 38 times…and refuse to eat a single bite? Who would ask me to accompany them to the bathroom every single time they need to empty their bladder or bowels?
It would be a sad and unfulfilling life without Jubilee’s melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls. Without her funny stories about junior high and without her developing sense of fashion.
And believe me when I say, were it not for Kalina, I wouldn’t listen to Taylor Swift. Ever. Like, literally, EVER.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. Family is important. Really important. Even when I don’t get a full night’s sleep for years, when I have children who vomit in my bed or store dead goldfish in their wallet. What can I say, these are my people?
And on the slighty-serious side, protecting our family is important. Be sure and watch the 80’s style I Can’t Live Without You video to see the Holderness families hilarious (but important) take on protecting family.
Tell me one way you can’t live without your family. Bonus points if you can make me laugh!