Sunday, December 28, 2008
What makes the holidays special is being able to celebrate them with your family. We enjoyed a very nice Christmas with our daughters Katie, Heather and her husband Ryan. I think it is safe to say that a good time was had by all. Good food and presents were in abundance. We also enjoyed friendly competition in various games and tales of the year fast coming to a close. Perhaps the most unusual gift was Heather’s new “pet” –Pleo. This is a robot lizard, which when activated goes thru a quick birth and adolescent cycles and becomes a curious pet. It is aided in its activities by numerous sensors on its body, which allows it to respond to stimulus. The best part is it does not need to have a litter box or be taken on walks!
It was by our definition a traditional year with Christmas tree and all the traditions that we have enjoyed over the years. It also included the pets of our children, which added a bit of fun and amusement to the events. Heather likes to dress up her small dogs in costumes and I could not help but remember the scene from the Christmas Story movie, where Ralph was forced to try on the home made pink rabbit outfit. Only this time it was one the dogs.
The only excitement was caused by Katie’s dog- Halley. Upon returning from a dinner out, we found that Halley apparently had either gotten bored or was protesting her confinement to the kitchen and had more or less destroyed the area.