The tree is finally decorated and we're getting ready to leave for Cáceres, which means I'll be off the blog radar until after New Year's. My shopping's mostly done and now I can actually write about it, since Carmen finally broke the tacit agreement we had about not mentioning the existence or non-existence of the Three Wise Kings. We knew she knew but she's never admitted to it directly, so I didn't want to write anything here, since she occasionally takes a peek at my blog. But yesterday she was angry since I asked her to put away some clean clothes, and she asked me why I was making her help. She also had that annoying why-should-I-help-when-I-could-be-watching-TV pout on her face, which she has more and more frequently lately. So, I explained that we would be leaving in a few days, and to have everything ready in time I need some extra help. You would think I had asked her to prepare a five course meal in ten minutes, when all I wanted was for her to put her nicely folded clean clothes in her closet. How hard can it be? The clothes were already folded and in a neat little pile, so the effort would be minimal. Of course trying to put clothes into Carmen's closet is a major task, since it looks like the washing machine when I'm loading it - full of clothes crammed in every which way. She just sat there on the couch with her annoying let's-see-you-make-me face, and that really ticked me off. I told her the Three Wise Kings don't bring presents to kids who don't help around the house. Her answer, "The Three Wise Kings don't exist." Okay, it was out in the open and I said, "That's a point in my favor, since I'm the one who buys the presents and if I don't get some help I won't have time to go out and buy any." Boy, did she get off her butt faster than you can say "Santa's helper." What she doesn't know yet is that all her presents are already bought and hidden away. All I have to do now is keep her out of my blog until after Christmas.
So, that's all for now folks. I'll be back after the holidays, and I'll leave you with this little Christmas greeting that Jesús made the other day. Notice that he purposely left himself out, so it's just us girls looking silly. If you want to see us dance just click on the picture.
Felices Fiestas a todos! Happy Holidays everyone!