As I write my annual, snarky Christmas letter, I’m revisiting some highlights of past years. From my heart to yours. With apologies.
How They Spent the Year
Sarah – Rehabbing a knee she severely sprained by following her hot-dogging husband down an icy black diamond ski run, an injury incurred three days before the Days’ first kid-free vacation trip in a decade.
Mr. Day – Flying to and from Detroit for meetings with auto companies, proving that the economic stimulus funds benefited at least one family.
Child #1 – Begging for a phone during the first half of the year, and on the phone for the second half of the year.
Child #2 – Memorizing every Calvin and Hobbes cartoon ever written.
Child #3 – Trying to hit the B flat while playing the Star Spangled Banner on the piano.
Other Sweet Memories…
- January – The Days ignore ice dams on the roof that are causing water to drip through the recessed lights in the kitchen.
- March – Child #2 climbs (and then falls out of) a tree while wearing boots and snow pants.
- April – First little league game of the season snowed out. Second little league game of the season snowed out.
- May – Child #1 comes up early in the rotation at his first ever piano recital. No one from the family is there to see it.
- June – Child #2 hits the first triple of his baseball career. No one from the family is there to see it.
- November – Sarah shows off the new roof, gutters and soffits announcing, “Look up kids, there’s our new car!”
- December – Sarah adjusts to working out with a personal trainer young enough to be her son.
Tomorrow, excerpts from 2012…
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