Gosh, I’ve been busy. I usually can post every other day or so, and it’s been a whole week!

We’ve got presents ready for Christmas. I put a few under the tree last Friday, and it took Chunguita a day to find them. One was immediately ripped, which she reported as soon as it happened. When I took the present to fix it, I asked her if we needed to “hide” the presents. She said, no. Before I was done fixing the ripped paper, she came back to me and told me we needed to hide the presents. So she and Pulguito helped me clear off a shelf in my closet and carry the presents out of the living room to stow in the closet.

On Saturday, we had accumlated a large pile of wrapped presents in the garage, far too many to fit on the closet shelf. DH and I talked to Chunguita about where we could put the presents and have them safe. She didn’t think they should be in her reach. We decided to put them on top of the cabinets that separate the dining room from the kitchen.

That afternoon, we celebrated my birthday with a fruit tart, and I got to open my presents. Pulguito was very excited and helped me open them. Then he climbed up the back of his chair to get the xmas presents down to be opened. Very cute.

Yesterday, we went into Oakland to have an early dinner with David, Mom, and Dad. Everything was going well, when Chunguita threw up all over Robert. He was able to get cleaned up and finish his meal, but we decided to go home early. Oh, well. That’s why I became a parent.

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