After husband Gary was banished from the lounge room for three hours – during T20 India v. Australia he wished to add – wife Jacinta finally emerged with a look of pure satisfaction on her face.
Unfamiliar with that expression on her or any woman, Gazza asked what was going on and who was he. “Don’t be silly,” Jacinta beamed, “the Christmas tree ornaments are arranged perfectly,” she gushed, just before a giant crash reverberated from the lounge area.
Rushing downstairs, Jacinta and Gary were greeted by the sight of an overturned tree, bouncing babbles flying left and right, and a tinsel covered grey cat giving them both a look of disdain.
“I know the ‘evil eye’ look – Jacinta gives it to me all the time – and that cat was definitely giving us a good old fashioned stink eye.”
Bursting into tears after all her efforts, Gary made sure that he held Jacinta in his arms with her back to the tele so he could check the score. Meanwhile Mr Sparkles, deciding his work was done for the evening, leisurely strolled off in search of a warm place to claim as his, swatting one last babble on the way out for good measure.
After composing herself, and a quick channel change from Gary, Jacinta suggested they spend some quality time together putting the tree back the way it was. Gary harbours suspicions that Mr Sparkles may have final say on any and all ornament placements.