Bits and Pieces
This week: Drops offs and pick ups. Photo editing and more editing and uploading and sharing and disk making. Kids watching too much tv and too many movies and spending too much time with the ipad. Sandwiches and pasta for dinner. A great batch of fresh cranberry and orange muffins. A first day back to work. Lots that got done. Christmas cards stuffed and addressed. Sickness that finally feels like it’s on the upswing. A little guy finally happy to go to preschool again after a rough few weeks. More projects taken off the Christmas list in lieu of less holiday bombardment for the kids. A sweet surprise in the mail from a friend.
Some Favorites from around the web:
:: I’ve Started Telling My Daughters I’m Beautiful at Offbeat Mama- “How confusing it must have been to have me say to them, “You think I am beautiful, but you are wrong. You are small and you love me, so you’re not smart enough to know how unattractive I am. I know I am ugly because I see myself with mean eyes.”
:: Paper Star Tree Toppers at 101 Days of Christmas
:: Desperation is a Pin at Flower Patch Farm Girl – in case you need a last resort for your little one:)
:: This toy list in case you’re ready for some holiday shopping. Fun, creative, smart toys to encourage kids to learn and discover and have fun. Makes me so so so happy.