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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Wish Lists

When Elizabeth and Anthony (now 17 and 15) were Seth's age (6), they were always wanting something. The good parents we are (lol) started them making lists. If they had something they wanted, they put said item(s) on a list. Then, they could work toward getting the prized possession. The other option was to put said item(s) on their 'Birthday Wish List" or "Christmas Wish List".

This idea has worked wonderfully. Over the years the wish lists have just become "The List". With the understanding that you may or may not get said items, Daddy and I would use these lists to give us an idea of what was important and of interest.

While driving to church the other night, Seth and his friend, Jonathan, were discussing what they wanted for Christmas. Seth told Jonathan about his list . Jonathan says, "Oh, you mean a wish lists?" "No!" Seth replies, "it's not a wish list, it's a list of things I'm getting." I realized instantly that I was in deep trouble. How did he misunderstand?

I have my work cut out for me this Christmas Season. We will have to do a lot of talking about "Wish Lists" and what they mean. We will have to go back to "Birthday Lists", "Christmas Lists", and "Want Lists".

I want to forever have a place set aside in my home for all three kids to write their wishes upon. They will always be my babies no matter how big they get. Shh.....don't tell them I just said that.

Here Goes Nothing

First of all, let me just go ahead and say it. I'm a terrible writer. I've wanted to start a blog for a while now. But then that would mean every one else would know what a terrible writer I really am.

Today, I decided I may as well take the plunge. Good or bad. Spelling errors. Grammar problems. Whatever. It's more important to share and record the happenings of my life than to always wish I had. I'd love to be an eloquent writer. Maybe my writing skills will improve. Either way I'm going for it.