Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Teaching Thankfulness

We were sitting at dinner, talking about the importance of manners. With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to remind the kids again about how to be a cheerful giver and a cheerful receiver, even if the gift is not what they want.

We role played a couple of things that we could say to a gift giver, "Thank you so much for this ice scraper! I can use it to help Mommy and Daddy!" "Thank you for the sweater with the colorful reindeer and the Christmas tree on it. It was so nice of you to think of me!"

I reminded them that no matter what, we are to be thankful for the gifts we receive, as someone put thought into them and we do not ever want to hurt people's feelings.

Emma chimed in, "But mommy, what if someone gives me a head for Christmas? And I have to take my head off to use it? Do I still have to be grateful and nice and say thank you?"

OK, we are to be be thankful for most gifts. Severed heads are an exclusion.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Blogging Returns

Hey all!! I'm still here, still blogging. OK, I know it doesn't really count as "blogging" when I start a post and never finish it, leaving it my drafts folder for no one to read. Yes, I have done that several times recently. I know, it's horrible.

I will be back to my former blogging glory soon, so look for new posts coming soon! Things are crazy around here (I know, it's shocking!) and in the next three weeks we have Christmas (yay!) and birthdays for all three boys. I am almost done with my shopping, wrapping, and planning. I haven't even started planning the twins' birthday party, which is in three days. People are coming but I don't know what they are eating, or what we are playing, or what the cake will look like, or if we will be able to see my kitchen counter by then. Yup, I'm in trouble.

The twins are turning four. Wow.

Well, I gotta go and let them out of time out. That happens a lot around here lately. I'll be back soon!