The Walter Gisel Family celebrated Christmas yesterday. We have one tradition. We sing The 12 Days of Christmas. We have been doing this for so many years that it seems normal and benign. However, we realize that it can be intimidating to each new in-law and understandably they occasionally wonder about our sanity. This year, Amy brought costumes that even caused some of us to wonder. . . Brian, agreeing to participate in Day Eight before he discovered the full ramifications of that day’s costume, played the part with style and class. TJ looked lovely as he represented the nine dancing ladies. Our soon to be family member, Bethany, endeared herself to all of us by leaping with such joy that our photos could only capture a blur. We enjoyed our cell phone calling birds and our swans swimming with their goggles. Ryan loved marching and playing the drum so much that following the 12 Days, we segwayed into The Little Drummer Boy so that he could continue having a percussion part.
On the twelfth day of Christmas,
Twelve drummers drumming . . .
Eleven pipers piping. . .
Ten lords a-leaping. . .