On Tuesday Devin came home from Spanish class telling us about a Christmas custom in Spain. Instead of hanging up stockings, Spaniards put out their shoes on Christmas Eve. The shoes are filled with treats.
In class, everyone took their shoes and put them out in the hallway. A secret somebody then put a treat in each person’s shoes.
(At this point, I am thinking, eeeeeew! Gross! I know what Devin’s shoes look like; smell like; where they’ve been and what they’ve stepped in… ewww! I wouldn’t dream of eating anything that was placed in his shoes, wrapped or not. ewww!)
Devin said his treat was a Hershey’s Kiss.
Conner asked, “Did you eat it?”
Devin replied with disgust, “No I didn’t eat it….”
(For me, the angels are singing the Hallelujah Chorus at this point. Years of trying to de-bunk The Five Second Rule, while complaining about the stench of the boys’ shoes are paying off! He recognizes that his shoes are disgusting!)
Devin continues; “…. it was gross! It was the almond kind. ew.”
So to summarize, toe jam is no problem, but almonds turn his stomach. Oy.