"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Nine Days of Christmas

I know you've all heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, but I bet none of you have heard of the Nine Days of Christmas. Your ignorance on this subject is no doubt a result of not being a part of our family, as the Nine Days of Christmas is a holiday tradition for only our family (as far as I can tell).

Here's how it works. For the nine days before Christmas Molly hides one present each day for one person in the house. The kids all run around looking for the present and then give it to the person whose name is on the gift. It's great fun for everyone, but I think the person who has the most fun is Molly. If ever there was a person who gets more joy out of giving gifts than receiving them it would be Molly. She is beside herself with excitement to lavish gifts on us. What a sweetheart!The first gift this year went to Evan. I think Evan and the musk ox bear a striking resemblance to each other.

Thanks, Molly, for making many happy family memories!

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