Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, December 25, 2003 10:57 am

Santa and too many chocolate-chip cookies don’t mix

Filed under: Hooper,There but for the grace of God ...,Victoria — Lex @ 10:57 am

After delivering the goodies and consuming the cookies and milk left for him, Santa — or at least the one who delivered the toys at our house — had to get up at 3 a.m. to take some antacids. When he returned, he found, to his mild annoyance, that both children had gotten into bed with him and Mrs. Claus. But there was nothing to be done for it.

The toys were big hits this morning. H. loves his Thomas the Tank Engine set — indeed, so much so that I no longer suspect him of having ADHD, because he has been enraptured with it for nigh on four straight hours now. V. was enthusiastic about her baby-doll bath/bed/feeding set, but she seemed just as enthusiastic about digging out from under the tree the present she had made for Mommy and Daddy, a piece of handmade Christmas artwork. Mrs. Claus was pretty darned enthused about her own gift — the second season of “Star Trek: Next Gen” on DVD.

We’ll be doing a roast for dinner — we’re pretty much turkeyed out — and then it’s back to the salt mines tomorrow for at least one of us. But today is a good Christmas, a delightful Christmas, in our house. Would that it were everywhere else.

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