On Christmas morning, after all the gifts had been opened and the excitement began to wane, we discovered one small note. Really, it was not so much a note as it was a cryptic clue. Puzzled, we worked together to understand that clue, and eventually found a second clue. That took us to the third clue and so on.
At some point in that process I thought the house felt chilly, but caught up in the excitement of the mystery, I put that chill aside. It was later that I heard my dad whisper to mom that our house was 66 degrees! Stricken with embarrassment, I bumped the heat up to a tropical 70, and the fun continued. The next clue was, "Look up."
Eventually we ended up in the garage, and there it was. Santa had flabbergasted us by bringing a trampoline!!!
We laughed and screamed and danced.
And then we did nothing else because there was a snow covering of 12 inches and the temp was hovering around zero.
But this week the snow melted and the rain stopped. And that trampoline went up.
Checkered says we are now certain to get on America's Funniest Home Videos. And that frightens me greatly.