Great Expectations

by | Dec. 15, 2009

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“I’ve got the greatest gift for you!” my husband tells our daughter. I shoot a glare at him, and if looks could kill, I’d be spending the holidays in the slammer.

Usually we both subscribe to the Marjorie Hinckley school of thought, where low expectations are the key to happiness. At Christmas time, however, we part philosophical ways. He takes off with the children to explore the many wonders of anticipation, and I cling stoically to the preference that if the kids receive so much as a candy cane they should rise up and call me blessed.

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