I know you, reader, may not celebrate Christmas. But here at my house, we do celebrate, and so I do with you a very
And 6th day of Hanukkah and 3rd day after the Solstice.
We had a wonderful Christmas here. My 2.5 year old daughter is finally old enough to have anticipated Santa’s arrival last night, and my son’s fever that caused him to sleep through church services on Saturday night miraculously disappeared in time to open presents this morning!
I think the most memorable part of this Christmas will always be the Purple Potty. My daughter asked Santa to bring her “Purple.” Period. Later she added that she wanted a Purple Potty. As we are just starting potty training, I felt comfortable sending a message with our Elf on the Shelf, Crispy (seen above), asking Santa to update her list with a Purple Potty and Purple shoes. Santa was, to our eternal relief, able to oblige. And she was pretty darn excited, too!
Wishing you and yours a peaceful start to the New Year — I will be away from email and other social media starting December 27th until 2012, but can still be reached by phone at 202-739-1941.
- Danie Smallwood