This week was the girls' annual Christmas Shop at school where lovely volunteers help them shop in "secret" for their families with each item costing a grand total of $1.50. They had big plans of buying their daddy a sharp knife, a Kindle Fire, and and earring. Unfortunately, their school does not usually stock those items (nor does Jonathan have any need for an earring) so they had to settle for more modest gifts. I can't wait to see what they came up with.
Also in keeping with the Secret Santa tradition, we did our annual reading of "Junie B. Jones, Jingle Bells Batman Smells, P.S. so does May". I do not claim to know the little girls so regularly shouting that song these days. (For the record, that story is one of the best examples of peace, goodwill, and the concept of a conscience in kiddie lit).