Slowly life is settling back into a routine.
As usual, we began our year with writing thank you notes. This is a difficult task. We have very giving relatives, and if too many get together at once, gift giving is somewhat frenzied. Imagine a light breeze that gradually increases to a whirlwind and you'll have a rough idea of what our family gift exchange looks like. Discussion this week has sounded something like this:
Me: Didn't R and J give you the Planet Earth game?
Marina: No, I think that was A and B.
Me: Are you sure? I thought they gave the doll.
Marina: No, the doll was from their baby to Sierra. They gave the game.
Me: Then what did R and J give you, Chase?
Chase: I don't know.
Me: Did you look at the tag?
Chase: What tag?
Me: The tag on the gift!
Chase: There was a tag? I didn't see it.
Me: Look, let's figure this out logically. Tell me what you got.
Chase: I don't remember. It happened so fast.
I apologize to any relatives who may be watching.