Because we won't be with them for christmas, mom and dad had Christmas at Thanksgiving for us. Vikki's girls and little Miss Jaci also got to partake in the early Christmas bounty. They each got a HUGE peppermint stick in their stockings. And Trevor has been reading absolutely everything lately although he gets some words wrong.
Suffice it to say, he was more than a little intrigued to get started on his permanent stick.
And also, to use it as a weapon and/or drumstick.