…months til Christmas!
That’s right: in less than 150 days (as of this writing, 30 July) it will be Christmas Day 2017. T’is hard to believe, I know. As I was contemplating what I wanted to write for this week’s post, for some reason, this story popped in my mind :
My oldest grand niece, Dolly – who is now 31, was about 12. T’was a few days before Christmas. Perhaps even Christmas Eve Day (my favorite day to shop – love being among the crowds and listening to the music, wandering through the mall, , people watching…a throwback to my childhood when we did practically everything from getting/decorating our tree to buying presents to being super excited to… ) But, to return to my story: we were shopping at Nordstrom and they were gifting customers with reindeer antler headbands. Dolly got one. I got one. I promptly put mine on…Dolly, being twelve was appalled. So uncool. Such an embarrassment. Really Aunt Honore´!
Well, yes. And why not! I didn’t see anything at all wrong with it. So I kept my antlers on and we walked the Mall to the food court – or maybe it was some kids’ jewelry store. All the way, people – mostly adults – would stop me, ask where I got the antlers and high-tail it to Nordstrom to get one/some for themselves. Dolly took this all in and decided well, maybe it wasn’t so uncool after all to wear reindeer antlers…
And you know, she’s right! I always wear some and have occasionally been known to adorn a red nose, too!
Wonder if she’d be game for that? Hah!