So I'm sitting here, Christmas night.
Just a Thomas Kemper Rootbeer and Redvines by my side.
It was a good day. Presents are unwrapped, huge amounts of sweets have been consumed. All the children and one tired husband are snuggled up in their beds.
This gives me time to introduce you to the newest member of our family.
Her name is Erica.
Erica came to us via Santa Claus. She is quite easy to have around. She doesn't eat much, doesn't interrupt when you're talking, and she makes Anne Marie really happy.
We learned quite a bit about Erica from Anne Marie.
At dinner tonight, to which Erica was invited, Anne Marie told us that Erica is 4 years old. She told us that Erica likes Anne Marie to feed her. Also, Erica doesn't like to talk very much so she whispers everything to Anne Marie and then Anne Marie tells us.
Anne Marie also informed us that Erica can READ, but she has never been to preschool.
Julia was quite amazed at this and asked,"Does Erica have a private tutor?"
To which Anne Marie replied, a little puzzled, "Well, she has a private, but not a tooter."
Poor Erica. No tooter.