I have a couple silly stories to help get you through your week. It won't take long to read them, your time will be well worth the smiles.
1. I was trying to help Trooper understand why the mom in 'A Christmas Story' hated the leg lamp so much, but he doesn't understand the concept of jealousy or why a woman wouldn't want her man looking at other legs. Finally, after asking several questions, he said, "You want Daddy to like your legs? He won't like your legs, they're just skinny and ashy."
2. You know you've been studying American history when you tell your son he can't go to a class, and he asks if it's because he's black.
(No, son, it's because I don't trust them to keep you alive. For the record, it was an especially diverse environment.)
For those of you who celebrate holidays over the next couple of weeks, I wish you a low-stress season full of friends and/or family. Funny story, I told Jonathan I want to celebrate the winter solstice (in addition to Christmas and the New Year), and he said, "Well, as long as you don't want to sacrifice a pidgeon or something." I don't know how we'll celebrate it, researching is next on my list, but people have been celebrating the beginning of longer days for a very, very long time, and it's not hard to guess why. Most of us non-vampires prefer more daylight.
Whatever you celebrate, celebrate it well.