Angel’s Favorite New Game to play with Uncle James involves a flashlight (his), a book (hers) and a dark room (any). Maybe Santa could bring her one of her own?
The ads on tv for children’s’ toys get more depressing each year, to my thinking. Too many things that beep, buzz and talk; not enough things that allow for the open-ended play that stimulates little imaginations. Even my Beloved Books aren’t spared – Angel and I gave up going to Story Time at the bookstore when corporate decreed that they would use it to pass around the store-branded e-reader, loaded with the day’s selections, to all the kids. Yes, we live in a Digital World, but does a child under the age of 5 really need his or her own computer?
So we’re trying to think of non-toys to bring some Christmas Joy. Any ideas? The flashlight is obviously going to be in her stocking – Santa and I have discussed it.
(My grandmother once gave me a big box of band-aids…Best idea ever, according to my mother!)
The 4 O’Clock (and a friend):
Lots of clouds yesterday, and a few summerlike downpours. Highs in the mid 50’s.
Didn’t we have snow the day before?
And, you know, it isn’t easy to crouch down to get a photo…
When someone keeps nosing your elbow.