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Best Laid Christmas Plans…

The East Coast snowstorm forced us to delay our travel plans, so we’re now spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles instead of shuttling between our families in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Despite my initial disappointment — I’d bought Miss Skye’s Christmas dress with the express purpose of eliciting “ooohhh”s and “aaahhhs”s from as many aunts, cousins and grandparents as possible — I’m secretly thrilled Santa will be swinging by OUR house for Skye’s first Christmas.  Of course, by the time Santa gets to L.A., he’s had so much of Blitzen’s “special eggnog” that he’s likely to drop a gift or two — so I’ve picked up a few back-up gifts in case the old guy screws up.  I can’t wait to wrap Skye’s presents and put them under the tree…and then, um, pick up the presents and unwrap them for her.  What an exciting time for the baby, I’m sure!  So much so, that she’ll barely be able to refrain from eating the wrapping paper.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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