Reginald’s Diary, December 23rd, 2011
Shoveling snow is cold work. By the time I finished the driveway, it was only 7AM and I wanted to crawl back into bed. But I snuck Noah into the living room, so that Mother could sleep in. I made him egg-in-a-basket for breakfast. And tried to teach Noah how to say “Merry” for “Merry Christmas”—except it sounds a lot like “Weeeese.” But it’s a start.
Must look up recipes. Have decided to host a brunch tomorrow. And Mother says as long as nothing explodes she’s happy to give the cooking to someone else.
Spent the evening rewriting my Christmas coupons…
Christmas coupon for Dad:
I will clean the car for you. (GOOD FOR ONE THREE CAR WASHES.)
Christmas coupon for Mom:
I will cook one meal for you. (GOOD FOR TWO DAYSANYDAY OF THE WEEK.)
Christmas coupon for Sophie:
I will not get into your things. (FOREVER A LONG TIME.)
Christmas coupon for Noah:
I will play with you. (GOOD FOR TWO EVENINGS OF THE WEEKWHEN YOU HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO PLAY WITHNEED ME TO.)
To be continued…
Authored by R. A. Watterson. Illustration by Yoko Matsuoka.
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