Another thing that helps me get in the Christmas Spirit is wearing red panties every day. Bogey, bless his heart, has to give me paddle pops every day. It’s a chore, but he puts forth great effort to make sure my bottom is nice and warm. He has a pair of nice silk underwear with Santa climbing down the chimney. That is a tradition also. The one thing about all of this is the red paddle gets used. It has been used for many years but has never gotten any softer. It still has a major sting. I don’t know why, but when I am bent over with my red panties, I start moving my bottom from side to side - harder to hit a moving target, right? Sometimes I even sing a little and I feel feisty and today, I even said is that all you can do! Sometimes, my mouth overloads my fanny.
The 12 Days Of Christmas
We have been doing the 12 Days Of Christmas for decades. The first post I can find about it was in 2012.
Not being good Episcopalians, it was only a few years ago that we found out the 12 Days start after Christmas Day, not before.
The traditional Christian celebration of Christmas starts with The season of Advent on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and for nearly a month Christians await the coming of Christ in a spirit of expectation, singing hymns of longing. Then, on December 25, Christmas Day itself ushers in 12 days of celebration, ending only on January 6 with the feast of the Epiphany.
We will do our 12 Days, quietly, after Christmas. Our Santa spoon is already hanging on the hearth. It will warm up two bottoms.