While stuffing Miss M’s stocking with her usual toys…
DINO: I was spoking not a word, but went straight to my work.
(reference: Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C Moore)
PRINCESS: (sings loudly) Joy to the world, the Lord is done!
DINO: I want to open number four now. (Advent calendar)
ME: Sorry, son, that’s for tomorrow.
DINO: WHAT?!?!? I don’t like that.
ME: Advent’s all about patience, son.
DINO: I don’t LIKE patience.
Of course, if we all liked having to practice patience, what would be the point of Advent as a mini-penitential season?