Christmas 2020/21 – Day 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas….

….my true love gave to me….

…eleven manic monkeys.

“I just loves these little monkeys” said Ken “But as adorable as they are, they are off to the nature preserve until I can figure out how to grow bananas.”

The SPCA asks us to please not give monkeys or other animals as gifts. Sock monkeys not included.

© Judy Parsons 2021

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Christmas 2020/21 – Day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me….

….ten tiny toques.

“I just loves me new stockin’ caps” said Ken “they’re just the ticket for a bad hair day.”

Ken grew up calling this type of hat a stocking cap. It can also be called a watch cap or a beanie. If you want to make a Canadian laugh out loud, call it a toboggan. This is a toboggan:

This is what you do with a toboggan:

Now picture that on your head. Hmmm, that triggers a memory and I am eating my words. I now recall a Canadian Superhero named Mr. Canoehead. He seemed to manage okay as long as the canoe was empty.

Mr. Canoehead

© Judy Parsons 2021 (except Mr. Canoehead picture)

Christmas 2020/21 – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas….

…my true love gave to me…

…nine pairs of work socks. That would be eighteen socks if you’re doing the math.

“I just loves me new wool socks” said Ken “but I think I’ve already shrunk one.”

That true love should have either knit giant socks so that they could shrink to fit or have used superwash wool.

© Judy Parsons 2021

Christmas 2020/21 – Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas…

,,,my true love gave to me…

…eight pairs of mittens. Now that’s actually sixteen mittens but it’s not exactly double eight pairs because there are eight left hand mittens and eight right hand mittens. I wonder if a single of the pair should just be called a mitt.

“Awful hard to work with mitts on” said Ken “but they are going to feel some cozy once I finish this. Too bad they don’t make mittens for feet”

They do, Ken, they do make mittens for feet. They’re called socks.

© Judy Parsons 2021

Christmas 2020 – Day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas…

My true love gave to me….

…seven pairs of britches which included two pairs of jeans, one pair of slacks, one pair of hikers, a pair of sweats and a pair of nifty yoga pants. As I explained previously seven pairs of britches does not add up to a total of fourteen individual britches. There is also no such thing as one britch. But just to confuse you, one leg of a pair of trousers is in fact, a trouser.

“The thing I likes about living backcountry” said Ken “is that you can wear whatever kind of pants you wants whenever you wants and you can play your bouzouki so loud as you likes.”

© Judy Parsons 2020 (Hurrah, tomorrow it will no longer be 2020!)

Christmas 2020 – Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas…..

…my true love gave to me

..four pairs of long-johns. (Now, unlike a pair of rubber boots, a pair of long-johns constitutes only one item, not two. And if you can’t account for the four, he’s wearing one pair)

“I just loves me new Stanfield’s” Ken thought as he took advantage of the grand day on clothes.*

You would have loved some new long-johns too if, like Ken, you had the cold winter wind blowin’ up under your kilt.

*Stanfield’s underwear has been made right here in Nova Scotia since the 1800s.

© Judy Parsons 2020