Here is what I want to know. How is it possible for two people I know who cannot see over the steering wheel have a full holiday calendar? How is it that those same two people who do not even do chores can swap gifts with other children of the same means? Seriously, Ken and I do not know if we can keep up and may need an Excel spreadsheet. So far, here is the run down. Must take juice boxes and a wrapped gift to one party. For another party, we are to send money for lunch and a $5 gift. We have already sent a red shirt to preschool for an art project. Oh, and did I mention they both will perform in Christmas programs? Those activities do not begin to include a few things we would like to do as a family. Whew! How do families with more than two children, meaning the parents are outnumbered, survive the holidays? This is a trend I am sure will get worse. Oh, my.