He also very sincerely said we didn't have to buy anything - but how could I not? So I purchased some hot cocoa and some incredibly expensive marshmallows. We're talking like 75 cents a marshmallow.
I took them home, but I didn't use them. Oh no. We had to save them for a "special" time.
Now that we are on day 8 of the relentless snow/ice storm from hell, I decided it was special enough. I made the cocoa and ceremoniously added a marshmallow. But fresh marshmallows must have an expiration date.
They taste exactly like Band-Aids.
I've got to remember that it's okay to wear the beautiful nightgown, use the "good" wrapping paper, and eat the fancy marshmallows.