On this shortest day of the year we had fun playing with light. It started with the boys using the flashlight on my phone to make sure one of Jason’s gifts was snoop-proofed. Ian realized shining the light through a tube created an interesting pattern on the wall. He then set up the flashlight to make his own shadow-puppet theater (all his own idea; seriously, I still cannot get over the brilliance of it). I remembered we still have my parents’ overhead projector, so we spent much of the afternoon having a shadow dance party.