Elves (daughters) and a pink Birthday Tree
This is a busy time of year for everyone and I am no different. Our twins have been playing in a basketball tournament this week in Bowling Green, Kentucky (about 45 minutes from where we live) so we have spent a lot of time driving up and down the road. I love watching them play ball and I’m not complaining, but finding time to do anything else has been difficult.
Yesterday after the game I looked at my daughter and said, “Santa’s gotta shop and I need an elf. Can you help?” We hit every store in Bowling Green (almost) and filled up Santa’s sleigh (my daughter’s jeep). About nine o’clock last night I was driving home and a friend called. She’d been shopping all day too.
“I couldn’t have done it without my elf,” I said.
My friend has two sons. “Wish I had one,” she sighed. “My boys have never even wrapped a gift.”
Which made me want to say, “Thank you, Rachel. My sweet daughter and chief elf!”
Last weekend she came and spent the night while her husband was away on business. She brought my two mischievious (but very cute) grand-puppies to visit and we had a great time. We were sitting on the couch watching television and I gave her a big hug.
“You don’t know how wonderful it is to have you home,” I said. “For the first time in a long time I have a female companion to watch something on tv other than sports. You smell good and you aren’t passing gas.” (If you have boys you’ll understand. If you have all girls I apologize if I offended you)
I received an email yesterday from a grandmother whose granddaughter’s birthday is the day after Christmas. She sent me a picture of the birthday tree that I mentioned in the “December Birthdays” post.
Hope each of you are enjoying the season and that you have an elf to help you!