December 26: the day after Christmas. The day when: Mommy can't configure the highway pieces to connect to the car garage, there's a piece mysteriously broken off the telescope but no one's owning up to it, the model helicopter is missing two wooden washers, the marionette strings are tangled, the drum on the gem polisher is squeaking, the Frontier Logs aren't compatible with last Christmas's Lincoln Logs, and no one can work their yo yos.
No wonder Santa gets the other 364 days of the year off.
song: I Go To Pieces • artist: Peter and Gordon
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