Like breakfast this morning from Krispy Kreme -
Admittedly, this little guy looked much more perfect on the Krispy Kreme website - but the reality of him was quite appealing to me (much in the way that the Charlie Brown tree appeals to me....)
It blinks on and off, much like the real signs do, and it even came with a set of extra batteries. Not bad for a dollar...
(Look at it, looking all cute on the tree. Where it is the only ornament. Poor tree - it's been up for a week, naked, save for its lights...)
The rest of the day will be spent curled up with Schecky on the couch. The croup is 100% gone, but he started running a low fever again yesterday afternoon. He seems to feel OK,but he's a little droopy and very snuggly.
We're going to watch the ABC Family marathon of Christmas Specials today*, and work on stringing pompoms.
In a way, it may be a good thing that he's a tiny bit under the weather; as on a normal day I think he would have too much energy to think that this was much fun...
Last night, we watched Elf. I had forgotten just how amazingly good Will Ferrell was in that role.
If you've never seen it, I do highly recommend it. He really captures that "little kid wonderment at being in a grown up world that doesn't really make sense to him" thing better than anyone since Tom Hanks in Big.
*TiVo alert! "The Year Without A Santa Claus" is on tonight at 5! That Heat Miser slays me every time... Plus, you have Shirley Booth, TV's inimitable Hazel, as the voice of Mrs. Claus - what more could you ask.
And for the record, I didn't see "Hazel" in its heyday - I saw it in afterschool reruns, back in the day when we only got 4 channels. Cable came late to Appalachia (as did/do most things...) However, I suspect that I am still dating myself simply by referencing "Hazel" in the first place...