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It's Christmas in Pittsburgh!

I greeted Christmas wistfully. Andre and I wanted to create our own traditions . So, this year we didn't stay over at my parents' home Christmas eve .  We didn't wear our matching red pajamas and I didn't wake up surrounded by my family.  The baby remains on her own schedule.  While she has been captivated by the shiny paper, the lights and bells, she has been blithely unaware of the holiday season .  She appears to be as amused as she was on her birthday.  She thinks it's fun, but doesn't seem to know what all of the fuss is about. Of course the adults understand that the fuss is about the Baby Jesus and our own little baby.  And like the wise men before us, we showered the baby with lots of gifts . It might sound like an idyllic Christmas, but this is Chaton's World and not a fairy tale.  So, this tale has a twist. We had a different sort of Christmas. Last year, I woke up Christmas morning the way that I have my whole life--in my parents'