There we were, sitting in the living room. I was on my laptop and The Calm One and The Cruise Director were torturing me by watching football. Our two youngest chickadees were playing in the boys' room. And having a great time by the sound of it. There was laughing and singing. There was also lots of sounds that may have been the result of eating chili for dinner. But, we won't go into that here.
Suddenly Whirling Dervish races into the room, sliding in his socks the last five feet or so and introduces his sister.
"Ladies and Gentlemen! You are about to get a real treat. Here's The Affectionate One and her special song! A wand, and a two and a wand, two, tree, four!"
She waltzed in ready to sing, but we never got around to hearing the actual song. We were laughing too hard over his emcee skills. Though, by the sounds of it, the song may have been about a magical conifer . . . or maybe not.
Counting it all laughter and joy,