I was trying to enlighten and educate Chatter with some newly discovered Christmas knowledge I recently acquired when she gave me this look.
I told her “It just so happens that snapdragons, one of my favorite flowers, was named after a Christmas game from 1704. To be precise a Christmas game of picking raisins from burning brandy and eating them while they were on fire.”
Chatter’s disbelief made me say “I’m serious. I read it in a dictionary.”
Her reply was “Well okay mom that sounds like a real nice game.”
If you’d like to read more about the Victorian era Christmas game go here.