Erin is wired like a Jack Russell Terrier (e.g. while standing still and looking at you she is visibly shaking) from the sensory overload of Christmas Eve. During dinner she wouldn’t stop kicking her chair, singing just a single sentence of a Christmas song, and standing on her chair during dinner. Amy and I roll our eyes but quickly remember Christmas and all the excitement come but once a year. The mischievous side of Erin is exacerbated by the sugar overload and the Christmas excitement.
I’m certain the rest of you in blogger land are missing the boat. Tyrel has figured out that a little “buttering-up” coupled with leaving a tip for Santa are all in his best interest. Tonight, Amy and I discovered Tyrel had left not only cookies but also left a note and a $5 tip for “doing a good job.” If you haven’t already, you better get your kids on board or their spoils will pale compared to “Tipper Tyrel”.
We’re off to bed before Santa discovers we are still up.