Remember in that movie, A Christmas Story, when Ralphie has to write a theme called “What I Want for Christmas?” That’s what I was thinking of as I wrote the following.
Me – During my Christmas vacation, I drove for 22 hours. I drove all over the state of Pennsylvania in search of relatives with feasts. I found them, and they welcomed me. I slept in beds with my baby instead of my husband. I attended a funeral. I took pictures and changed diapers and visited. I shopped (a lot).
Joe – During my Christmas vacation, I slept in the car (a lot). I did whatever my wife told me, which was often cooking, cleaning, and playing with the baby. I celebrated my 38th birthday. I tried to play Wii, but something else was always waiting. About three days into the vacation, I was looking forward to going back to work.
Grace – During my Christmas vacation, I rode in the car (a lot). I refused to nap, except when riding in the car. I refused to sleep, unless in a bed with my momma. I got my first two teeth after a very painful week of teething. I ate a lot of wrapping paper, a few vegetables, and some traditional Catholic Holy bread. I smiled and laughed and endeared myself to everyone I met. I learned to pull up to standing without any help. I smeared myself and my great Grandma with apple butter. I smeared myself and my dad with bananas. I took a bath in the sink of every house I visited.
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