My haul this year:
A. Tracing paper from Folkwear ala me Mum
B. “Instant Afro” and “Monkey Nugget” gums, pirate band-aids, and kitty shotglasses from my sister Jules
C. Pinking shears from my brother Billy
D. Leopard-print socks from my dad
E. French press coffee-maker and insulated coffee cup from my husband
F. Homegrown tea (and I don’t mean that euphamistically) from my mom
I know all you dear readers are wondering what my favorite present was this year – but you must also know I can’t possibly publish that here for risk of hurting feelings (Psssssst! It’s the pinking shears!).
“I go nowhere without me likker!” Yar, matey! Dear reader, I wish you could understand the magnitude of the wind we were walking against in our several-times-a-day outings. After a week of this, the kids have sand-scars etched in their cheeks.