Going to cram two memes into today's post!
First off, Pom Pom's Childlike Christmas. It's my first time participating.
Here's one of the little waifs, looking very Tiny Tim in mommy's big hoodie.
Seeing as they're only 4, 2, and 8 months, they're just trying to grasp this whole Christmas thing. They understand the whole "getting presents" thing very well. We're doing Advent candles with Bible reading in the evenings, so hopefully they'll have some idea about the Christmas story.
On Saturday we went to the library, and they went to the storytime thing the library puts on for the kids. The lady had a craft afterward where all the kids made paper ornaments with glitter and those little fuzzy balls and stickers.
I should have taken a picture right after we got home, because they had a lot more stuff on them.
As you see, the fuzzy balls and most of the stickers have been peeled off for use elsewhere.
I'm sad to say, I don't have many pithy thoughts about seeing Christmas through a child's eyes. I feel like that's how I see life right now, and it's actually more difficult to see Christmas as an adult! I do wish I had a nativity creche, so they could play with the little Mary and Joseph and Jesus. Maybe next year.
Now on to Patrice's Farmhouse Porch Chats:
Have you ever had a blog slump?
Yep, all the time. Usually when I'm terribly busy, or sick, or tired. I just have nothing to say, so I look at my blogs and go, "Eh."
Lately I've been playing games with my husband in the evenings, and it's really cut into my blogging. But it makes my hubby so happy. And I've read stuff that talks about how you should keep playing with your husband, because that's what you did when you were dating, right?
What's your favorite way to serve hot chocolate (cocoa)? Marshmallows on top? Whipped Cream? A cinnamon stick?
Marshmallows or whipped cream. The best hot chocolate is the kind where you heat the milk and cocoa and sugar on the stove to make a hot base, then mix it with milk to cool it off. Man, that is the absolute best.
How do you handle it when you see someone you think you know, but cannot place? Do you approach them and ask, shy away, or just go home and hope you don't think of it at 2am?
I remember names, but not faces. I've heard that this is a trained skill, and alas, I never trained it. I'll see someone, smile vaguely at them, and go the other way, wondering why they look familiar.
What was your position in your family? Were you the oldest, a middle child, the youngest or an only child?
I'm the oldest of six. That means I handed down the smacketh from on high when I thought Mom and Dad were being too soft.
And now I have a son who does the same thing. And I don't like it. Oh, the irony.
How do you handle accumulated possessions (stuff)? Are you a pack-rat, a minimalist, or somewhere in between?
I hate having too much stuff. Once in a while I go on a clearing-binge and throw everything away, or haul it to Goodwill. The trouble is, I wind up getting rid of things I probably shouldn't have, and wishing for it later.