You know the old saw: kids prefer the box to the gift wrapped inside?
This year the “kids” are 15 and 18 and the proverbial box is actually a miniature Santa hat. The last item unwrapped was a gift basket full of goodies from our friends next door. A bottle of craft brew sported the tiniest of Santa hats. Santa’s chapeau weighs about as much as a tissue.
Slinky was sound asleep under the Christmas tree. Since she’s hard of hearing, she was oblivious to all the activity around her. My son reached over and deposited the tiny hat on her head. Eyes open, she posed as we all lunged for our camera phones.
The game was on. Could they get Lindy and Mouse to wear the hat too?
I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.
Photos courtesy of the Milner-Francini boys.