I have the holiday spirit for the first time since I was a kid. Can't you see it in that picture above? There are Santa Clauses and reindeer practically coming out of my ears. It's (obviously!) all because of Tessa. Like ole Erma Bombeck said, "There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
Tonight we're going out to my mom's house for spaghetti and Scrabble, presents and my melting carrot cake. My Aunt Bugs mailed a packet of reindeer food for Tessa to sprinkle outside. I'd never heard of it before, but I think it's a really sweet tradition to start with her. When we get home, Nekos and I will put Tessa to bed, open a bottle of wine, and watch a Christmas movie. I'm thinking Elf.
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope y'all are eating lots of carbs and staying warm.