Naughty or Nice?
As you ponder the cuteness of my boys, allow me to point out a few items that will make Santa pause and consider the question.
1. The tree only has ornaments on the upper half. This was actually a tactic to give the boys (The Manimal) a fighting chance at having a "nice" year.
2. The village around the base of the Christmas Tree appears to have suffered a natural disaster of catastrophic proportions. It is likely to have been an appearance of the not-so-rare Bigfoot (a.k.a. The Manimal), who has a penchant for picking up the buildings, trees and people, and relocating them willy-nilly. This is not his fault, however. Blame the Bigfoot's male parental unit for wanting his boys to have a train and village around the Christmas tree, failing to heed the warnings of a knowing female parental unit. Niceness still intact.
3. Sweet Son #1 has really had a pretty nice year, despite the ever-growing sassy-pants attitude. We'll keep that in check in 2008. The fact that he's a huge help with his little bro counterbalances that naughtiness.
So I suppose they're both pretty good little guys. Even if they've increased my grey hairs by at least a hundredfold each month. Oh well, at least I'm not pulling it out.
We'll save that for the teenage years.
Cheers, and Merry Christmas!