Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Night Before Christmas
Courtesy of John Malkovich, opening Saturday Night Live (excuse the required 15 second commercial):
Trivia question: What’s worse than shopping for Christmas presents?
Answer: Wrapping the presents.
This is are first ‘real’ Christmas where Santa’s reputation is on the line for our 5-year-old. Holy cow, it took us a long time. Gifts from Mom and Dad are in one style paper, gifts from Santa are in another style, and to save time, we wrapped a bunch of gifts in fabric scraps and tied them off. It’s not like your kid is going to notice anyway while she’s ripping open gifts, right? I recall at some point my parents stopped bothering to wrap Santa’s gifts for their four kids. We got the 1970s equivalent of yellow stickies.