We all know that 2020 has been a horrendous year. The granddaughters wanted to take another trip up north to hopefully see snow this time. But, alas, that just isn’t gonna happen.
But all is not lost. Our ever
spicy err… trusty Scout elf Ginger has returned! This year she has a little brother Scout elf. His name is Nutmeg. We are never at a loss for spices in this house. We call him Nutty. I hope he doesn’t take that nickname to heart. We don’t need any repeats of Ginger’s antics.
For my new readers (there are new readers, right??), we only have the granddaughters from Friday afternoon to Monday evening. So Ginger, and now Nutty too, have most of the week to play around. I just take the pictures of whatever hi-jinks they get into to show the girls when they arrive at our home.
As per the contract with Santa*, they arrived on December 1st. And following the CDC recommendations, they even had masks. Santa may be immune to Covid, but the elves aren’t too sure about it. I think that Dr. Fauci said that the North Pole was high on the list to get the vaccine quickly. But maybe I misheard that…
The arrived on Tuesday.
The girls love playing “Bananagrams”. It’s a fun vocabulary building game. I personally suck at it, but if it’s just me and the girls, I have a chance to at least not come in 4th, out of 3 players. We found them Wednesday morning in the middle of a game.
Well, it started out good, but by Thursday it seems that Ginger may be a bad influence on Nutty.
Wifey has been reading the girls the Nevermoor series, featuring Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. They have really enjoyed these books. The third book was released just recently, but we have been unable to find it in paperback. Seems Ginger and Nutty were listening and brought the girls a hardcover book! They hid rather well on Friday!
Saturday finds them selling Christmas trees. I guess they don’t like that we have an artificial tree. While their trees may taste better, they wouldn’t hold many ornaments.
And that ends week one. See you next week to see just what these two spice heads have up their sleeves!
*Santa’s contract for homes with Scout Elves is very complicated. Basically it says “They’re your’s now!”