I took the kids into Forest for some playtime at the Ontario Early Years Centre (and also rounding out the OEYC's attendance numbers, justifying its existence, and keeping Shelley employed), while Shelley went into London to attend a publisher's book sale. She came back with some treats: a touch-and-feel puppy book for Kai, Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! for me, and a Wiggle songbook for Rei featuring a "digital music player" that has 20 Wiggles songs on it playback. Needless to say both kids were enraptured with the "iPod Wiggle".
We observed Christmas with Shelley's sister and her boyfriend with some chips and dip, lasagna and apple caramel cheesecake. Gifts for the kids featured a Tonka fire truck, a pink Sleeping Beauty costume (complete with "high heel" shoes), and a pyjama-set featuring a Hugh Hefner-esque housecoat. My Douglas Coupland collection now contains Eleanor Rigby and it wouldn't have been Christmas without receiving a basketball magazine.
It was a marvellous green, and browning, Christmas.