Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

So, Christmas 2009 is behind us. As a parent with young children, Christmas morning is something special to behold. The shrieks and cries of surprise create memories to last a lifetime. Things come into perspective and somehow that $100 American Girl doll that prohibited the purchase of some new mtb race tires seems like money well spent.

As a parent, receiving gifts is are secondary. But every once in a while a shriek-worthy gift can still come one's way. For me, Christmas 2009 will forever be remembered as the year I received a baker's dozen of dress socks.

Oh yeah, that's right! Top that!


  1. that's only a dozen is Sask though...

    not to rain on you sock parade, but I got a stapler... no, nothing fancy, just your basic desktop stapler. talk about practical. (at least it is something i will use.)

  2. Ha! I scored a new pair of "Laurentian Chief" slippers. So cozy I'm trying to figure out a way to mount clips! Careful about the socks, once you start getting those it may follow you to the grave. I think I gave my Dad socks for Christmas for about 25 years :).