Friday we received another surprise package of early Christmas gifts in the mail, this time from Aunt Jennie. For once, I have to say that Aunt Jennie's radar was set a little bit askew. Almost everyone was thrilled with their presents. Gloria, though, was suffering from a serious case of the green eyed monster.
A couple of the other girls got monkey themed presents. Gloria has sort of declared this year that all things monkey related are her specialty and no one else is allowed to like monkeys much less receive any monkey themed gifts. So this was particularly hard on her.
Kevin had a much simpler solution when he saw something else he wanted. Snow White got a Hanging Monkeys game that has a long curved plastic tree for the monkeys to hang from. Kevin waited until Snow White left the game out on the floor and walked away for a minute. Then he snatched up the tree and ran upstairs with it tooting into it and telling us it was his "tombone". I eventually managed to convince him to trade me his "horn" for an empty wrapping paper tube. At least all these early presents have helped to relieve the kids' long wait for Christmas.