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Monday, December 26, 2016
A cereal Christmas morning
... the Christmas Jesse was Jesus
... the Christmas Andrew and Jesse put their underwear on their heads
... the Christmas all the kids had the stomach flu
... the Christmas we met my brother's family at an indoor water park
... the Christmas we transitioned to my parents' new home
And this year shall forevermore be known as the year I forgot the yeast.
Every year, as tradition dictates, we have a movie night Christmas Eve Eve. At some point during either the first or second movie, the cinnamon roll fairy quietly excuses herself to get the cinnamon rolls ready to rise. She then joins the family who has no idea that she ever left (someone, please let tell her if Miss. Daisy dies at the end of the movie or lives to berate Hoke for another day). Christmas Eve morning she wakes up bright and early to prepare the cinnamon rolls to rise again and then everyone wakes up to cinnamon rolls that appear to have made themselves and to have magically plopped themselves on the center of the breakfast table. As if one morning is not enough, the whole scenario repeats itself Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at my parents' house where we wake up to another round of magically appearing cinnamon rolls.
Except this year, someone forgot to pack the yeast for MomMom and PopPop's house. The cinnamon roll fairy was all set to get the ball rolling Christmas Eve while everyone else chatted in the living room. She looked in the refrigerator where she had emptied her cold food bags and couldn't find the yeast. She looked again. She even looked in the bag with the dry ingredients in case she had mistakenly placed it there. Alas, there was no yeast to be found.
If it had been any other ingredient, her mother would have had plenty. But yeast, who keeps yeast around just in case?
No problem, the Good Doctor was ready to help out. Certain that a grocery store would still be open, he headed out to find some yeast. Closed. He tried Wal-mart. They're always open, right? Closed. At least they're giving their employees a holiday. He even tried a gas station/deli but of course they don't stock yeast. "Yup, we're traveling from Massachusetts to Florida for the holidays, and well, the missus is wondering if you might happen to have some yeast?"
Nope. No yeast for the weary traveler.
So, while visions of sugarplums danced in the heads of the rest of the family, the cinnamon roll fairy was awake in bed trying to figure out how she could have forgotten the first ingredient, the main ingredient for the cinnamon rolls.
Merry Christmas, everyone, enjoy your cereal!
Note: No family members were harmed by a Christmas morning without cinnamon rolls - their grandfather saved the day by filling in as Donut Fairy. Wawa may not have yeast but they do have donuts.