Thursday, December 26, 2013

The F word(s) on Christmas Day!

To entertain Little Miss when we’re traveling in the car, we sometimes play “The Letter Game”, which is really “I Spy” without the I spy, and we use letters, like “I see something starting with the word W!” and the rest of us has to guess what that is – Water! Window! Wheels!

We started this when she began sounding out letters over a year ago, and it stuck. It’s still our go-to car game. Even Pickle joins in, although she doesn’t always get it right – I see sumping (something) starting with the letter O!”

”Orange? Oval?”
”Birds!” she squeals excitedly.
”Okaaaay….” we play along. She’s happy; we’re happy. That’s the point of the game after all.

Today, on Christmas Day, the Letter Game popped into my head because everywhere I looked, I saw something – many things, in fact – starting with the letter F.

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Family, especially those who left 78-degree weather to be here for the 8(!) degrees with which we welcomed them on the day they arrived.


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Fabulous gifts and surprises.



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Freedom from my second most hated chore (ironing being the first). Thank you, honey!



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Fathers
and sons in (and around) the kitchen!




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Five-mile run in frigid temps.




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Friends
who joined us for our feast.




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Full, felicitous heart, grateful for the most wonderful Christmas ever.


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If you had to describe your Christmas celebration with one letter, one would your letter be?

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