Kirby: In the middle of the damn night
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We only stay for a few minutes because just around the corner there’s another set of semi-hysterical grandkids shooting electricity out of their bottoms.
It isn’t all watching. The grandkids give us presents, too. Last year, I scored a watercolor of a pig, a pair of mittens, a two-liter bottle of ginger ale, a plastic reindeer that poops jelly beans, and a bird-watching book.
Oh, and a Band-Aid box containing a nickel and 14 pennies to spend on whatever I wanted.
Is it worth it to get out of bed for all that "in the middle of the damn night"? Oh, yeah.
Robert Kirby can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/stillnotpatbagley.
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