Abby Lab here - so I wouldn't go crazy with all the gift openings Mm and Dad let me open my gift box from Frankie and Ernie on Christmas Eve.
They were so fun, but soon it was time for all the toys to go to sleep as Santa Paws would be here soon. Grandpa is staying with cousin Liz so it's just Mom and Dad and I this Christmas/
My squeaker stuffies from Frankie and Ernie! I fetched them from the box in the middle of the night.
That was such a sweet thing to do. Mom does a Secret Santa thing every year where she provides a tree, money for a big dinner and lots of toys to a local family that has a parent out of work and several children. She was able to do three families this year and had so much fun - Christmas is about giving, not the getting, but the presents at home are fun.
Mom just loved this. Thanks Frankie and Ernie's Family!!
Then it was time to look in the stockings. I think Santa is a GEEK!
These are hilarious kids answers to questions on tests.
"A liter is?" : A nest of puppies!
"Describe the bonding of SO2": "It's pretty awesome
"The Sultan had wives and porcupines".
"The jungles of Africa are very dangerous for the people who explore them. There must be hundreds of people who have been mauled to death by a tiger or wino".
What do we mean by 'total' and 'remainder":
'The total is when you add up all the numbers and the remainder is an animal that pulls Santa's Sleigh.
MMM Scotty Shortbreads!
Dad - " I wonder what TSA will think of these if they pat down my feet area? I wonder where they come UP with ideas like this?"
Mom: " I think it was the lyrics from that Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon song 'Short, Shark, Socks'"
Dad: (just shakes head).
Mom liked the sign. She doesn't teach people to fly any more, but she is still licensed to do so.
Every Christmas dad does a silly DIY sort of gift. Mom had complained about a virtual meeting that just involved clicking on an endless powerpower. So Dad put this together.
With a little string - she can click the mouse while getting coffee from the pot!
Mom and Dad also get each other some practical things, like warm things to wear.
Shirts for important meetings with the boss;
His and hers bathrobes. Dad needed one as somehow the sash from the previous one was involved in a "chewing accident' (I was looking for the squeaker!)
Mom had two robes, both very old. The thick fuzzy gray one that was shedding really bad and made her look like Chuck E. Cheese and the $3 thrift shop one that was really skinny, zipping down the front with a Chinese collar. Dad always asked her when she wore it "when did you join the cult?"
Dad has some neat hats. When Mom met him Dad was 24 and always wore a Federa, the only "Millenial" Mom said she had ever met that did. Mom's not a Millenial. Those her age have -"saurus" after their names.
And gloves, we won't mention what happened to the last pair (ahem).
Of course, there will be a warm shirt and jammie bottoms and some parting Holiday Greetings.
Don't Drink and Dress.
Merry Christmas Everyone!