Chaos, mayhem and madness!
SO THAT'S ANOTHER one over then. Another family Christmas of presents galore and happy times watching grandchildren tearing into an absolute mound of gifts mostly from Santa with the odd one or two from named relatives and, of course, a selection of special gifts from mom and dad.
The two little monkeys you see here are our youngest grandchildren Ruby (6¾) and Rory (2½) - the fractions are very important at that age - posing with just a small part of the gifts they received over the Christmas period. Because of complicated family circumstances (not unusual these days) they have no less than four sets of grandparents as well as numerous stepbrothers, stepsisters and cousins.
Hordes of visitors made an appearance throughout the day each time adding to the pile of presents for the kids. Keeping track of all these relatives can be very confusing but, as far as these two youngest members of our (very) extended family are concerned, that simply means more gifts than they can handle at every Christmas or birthday.
Considering the state of the world today with conflict and strife in many nations they are two very lucky children - warm, comfortable, well fed and loved. Sadly, this is not true for far too many children in what is becoming an increasingly war-torn and famine-riddled world.
There is nothing we, personally, can do to alleviate the dire circumstances many find themselves in no matter how much we hope or pray. That problem can only be solved by governments. Let us hope that one day they will finally act for the good of all of humanity and not just for the privileged few.
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