Christmas loot (or grandmas give the best gifts)

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Mariel with just *some* of her Christmas loot

So Mariel cleaned up at Christmas.
Clothes and toys. Books in English and Spanish. Shoes, boots, and ducky bath slippers.

Though all of the gifts were wonderful and deeply appreciated, Mariel’s two favorite gifts came from my mom, Granny, and my grandmother, Oma. The first is “Sweet Pea,” a soft little baby tucked into an equally soft pea pod. It’s way too cute and makes me want to be a kid. The second is a Playskool baby with enormous blue eyes painted on a plastic face that lights up and plays lullabies. Mariel is completely taken with this doll, which we’ve christened “Lucecita.”

Ahhh. It’s good to be a kid.

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