HELLO! My name is CHICKIE! Mommy says today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. And she says that Christmas is coming!
Tipper keeps looking for it, but it isn’t here, yet.
I’m always a helper girl, but I helped a lot this week! Poppy is painting, and I helped him keep everything in place. And I didn’t play in the paint!
I be’d really, really good all week, and looked at Mommy when she took my picture.
Mommy says we can’t have decorations or a thing she calls a Christmas tree or wrapped presents, because I would eat them. She says she isn’t giving us gifts this year, because we would ignore them and play with the wrapping, so she’s just going to throw some wrapping paper on the floor. That sounds fun! I can’t wait!
Meanwhile, Poppy left the top off of some toys on the table, and I robbed one. I had a great time, batting it all over the floor. Then Mommy came in to see what was making that clattering noise and said, “Charlie! She’s got one of your Springerles!” She took it away from me and dunked it in coffee and ate it! So who’s eating toys now, Mommy?
She made this greeting from us to you. I asked her why it doesn’t say “Merry Christmas,” and she said, “Not everybody celebrates Christmas, but a lot of people celebrate a lot of stuff right around now.” I asked her if Christmas people were going to get mad at her, and she said, “If they do, I’ll just have to suck it up, Buttercup.” Tipper laughed and laughed, and now he calls me Buttercup sometimes. I’m gonna start calling him Primrose and see how he likes it!
Here’s our greeting:
Mommy did special nails for the Solstice:
Happy Every Kinda Holiday!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you eat decorations and tear the wrapping off of presents?