I got the kids involved this year for Darrin's gift, and discovered it's impossible for a three-year-old to keep a secret when necessary. No sooner had Darrin walked in the door tonight than Ian blurted out, "We have a picture for you." He was about to mention the fact that I had painted his hands, too, but luckily I distracted him with having to sign his name to the card. I might add that painting Ian's hands was no problem at all, but getting Annaliese to uncurl her hands was an Olympic event. We succeeded, though a mid-day bath was necessary.