A page from my favorite gift, The Principles of Uncertainty - by Maira Kalman.
Six AM. SIX. We opened gifts with a ninja, who received a sword. And a tablet.
He's a renaissance ninja.
He asked. He received. It may have been a mistake.
Oldest got a new helmet.
There were surprises and things hoped for and a big mess.
Cousins arrive. Aunt and Uncle and Ma...
Uncle brings a ham. From Martha.
And what else did Uncle bring?
His electric knife. And who sat at his feet whilst he dropped piece after piece of juicy ham? THE DOG. Fat and happy.
We baked the bacon. Have you done that? The results are very different and yet still good.
It was a grand day.
We are exhausted.