back from the gumdrop mountains

Damn. I haven’t been around much, have I? Oy. And how were your holidays? Ours were awesome. A quiet, peaceful little cocoon of  quirky goodness.

Except that Santa flubbed a gift due to a last minute, virtually impossible request from my kiddo, who I suspect either got her holidays mixed up or is attempting to fuse Halloween and Christmas together, ala Tim Burton.

What was Miss Wheedle’s hearts desire? A skeleton costume. A freaking skeleton costume!

“Why Mommy, why? Why didn’t Santa bring me my skeleton costume??”, pleaded little Cindylou Who in despairing tones.

“(sigh). Because he couldn’t find just the right one. Anywhere, my sweet.”

Gah! Just what was she going to do in that thing? Besides dance around the tree and chant in it? Just where was she going to go wearing that? Actually, I know. At the playground, where she already prowls around in her black masquerade mask, looking oddly like some strange little bird.

I awoke the next morning to find she’d also perched, upside down, her coveted, overpriced Webkins batty-bat on the bottom boughs of the Christmas tree. “Just like Stella Luna, Mommy!”  Another Christmas present, by the way.

The big event during the holidays, though, were a pair of unexpected guests; two tiny, adorable elves. Noooo, not new birds. Twin, one year old boys we’d taken in over the week. Long story. Pretty cool though. Surprisingly easy; no fuss, no muss. Shocked myself. I could have had twins and managed that. Yep. Pretty cool.

Oh, and the new birdies, you might have asked? (or not.) They are flying. They are showing their new plumage and they are….boys. Both of them. One resembles Stella the fawn, and one resembles Miles the grey. Teenagers, they are; with croaky voices attempting to find their own song, just like the Fraggles. Adorable.

Happy New Year to you and yours, peeps!

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2 Responses to “back from the gumdrop mountains”


  1. 2 petitmuse January 29, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    i was thinking the same thing. she’d love that. you know, she still likes to wear her sequined halloween pumpkin around. lately she loves to wear purple and black together. funny kid.


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