A small pause. Take a long breath so you can finish easily…
and now for the big finish….
On the twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….Twelve Drums of Yummies.
You may notice that there are only three drums in the picture of twelve drums of yummies. You may also have noticed that I am well into the 15th day of Christmas (if we use my original start date…which may or may not be relevant).
There is a reason.
There is a reason why “true love” stopped handing out birds and rings and started sending groups of people as gifts.
“True love” was tired.
“True love” was busy making cookies and decorating and buying and wrapping gifts for the rest of the family.
“True love” figured out, at around the Seventh Day of Christmas, that it’s hard to come up with multiple gift items. At that same time, “True love” realized that he could hire people as gifts. Perhaps he called a flash mob hotline. Possibly there were hordes of lords and maid looking for work. On the twelfth day, he may have just had to dial “1-800-rent a drummer”.
I didn’t figure this out until I was well into the eighth day of multiples.
And so, on this Twelfth … er Fifteenth Day of Christmas, I present 3 of the 12 drums of yummies.
You may notice that I am not including instructions on how to wrap paper around an oatmeal box, angle ribbon on the sides and apply wider ribbon to define the top and bottom.
I think I’ll hire someone to do that.