Posted on the Squeetus Blog December 26, 2005 01:57 PM PST.
Ah, the holidays always go by too fast. So much build up and then, blop, they're over. It was a great day, but also hard, as poor Max suffered with a fever of 102 that didn't respond to fever reducers. I've coughed more in the past 24 hours than in my entire previous life, I think. My parents are in Mongolia and nieces and nephews in California, and it's always hard to have family gone on Christmas.
Here's Max in the little Mongolian attire his grandma sent him. Super cute! And there's the whole family in front of my sister's Christmas tree, since we don't have one. I know, I know, what a bunch of scrooges, huh? Next year, when Max won't pull the whole thing down on his head. I got a new cell phone from my husband, a very and unexpected gift, but my current one dies after 30 minutes of use and doesn't recharge unless coaxed and bribed.
I got my husband a first edition of Lo! by Charles Fort, and Max scored big with a sit & spin, Batman action figure (also Wild Cat and Metamorpho - this kid won't talk but he can identify obscure superheroes like Booster Gold and Aztec in a line-up), and a little train set. Did you guys get or give any memorable presents this year?