Sunday, December 20, 2015
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!
So, friends, last Thanksgiving I posted here about my guilt over not having instilled much of a sense of family tradition in either of my kids, and my delight that we've begun a new Thanksgiving one of our own: during dessert, everyone at the table takes turns reading aloud from that literary classic, Walter the Farting Dog. Of course, we honored our tradition this year too, as expected. But what I did not expect was for Walter to be referenced on my birthday, which was last week. Obviously, I grossly underestimated my husband. He must have known of my lingering doubts about my ability to transmit beloved traditions to the next generation. Because I am now the extremely proud owner of
MY VERY OWN WALTER!! Okay, he's only about six inches long, which is why he fits so comfortably on the windowsill above my kitchen sink, but guess what he does!! Come on, guess! Wow, you're good. Yes, he FARTS! In fact, he alternates between two different fart sounds, one slightly wetter than the other, but both deeply impressive.
You know how some people add a new ornament to their Christmas tree every year? Well. Not only will Walter himself be enfolded into our annual tradition, but there's something else almost as good. My husband has told me that the Walter book we own is, in fact, one of a SERIES!! I can hardly wait until it's Thanksgiving again. And neither can Walter.