For the delightful assistants, as for most who celebrate the season, Christmas is a time to carry out various little traditions.
Sending cards, decorating a tree and eating more chocolate than usual are all traditions the delightful assistants follow every year. One of the other things they do is bring out the Christmas books.
Delightful assistant no.1 is a keen collector of Christmas books and keeps them hidden away for most of the year, allowing them to emerge from their cubbyhole only during the festive season.
Yesterday afternoon I chanced upon the delightful assistants enjoying one of their Christmas books together by the Christmas tree.
Delightful assistant no.2 was reading out a quiz from the book, which contained questions with surprising multiple choice answers, for example:
What greeting do people use at Christmastime?
a) “Hairy Goldfish!”
b) “What’s for dinner?”
c) “Merry Christmas!”
d) “I hab ad awfoo code!”
This question, and others like it, were fairly delighting the assistants.
The book that was causing them so much amusement was Sandra Boynton’s “Christmastime”, a tome the delightful assistants enjoy re-reading every year.
On this occasion they weren’t the only ones enjoying it. If you look beyond delightful assistant no.2’s right shoulder below you’ll see three of the other residents joining in the festive fun.
A very merry Christmas, to one and all!