Tuesday, December 30, 2008

my daughter, the lobbyist

ever since g's friend, E got her ears pierced, g has started the campaign to get her own ears pierced. G seems to think the ear piercing was the beginning of all sorts of wacky body piercing. I did point out to G that despite having pierced ears for the better part of my whole life, I have never had any desire for any other body piercing. Still G is hesitant.

I have told g that there probably would be some pain like an injection. She said that she was brave during her last vaccination. Indeed she was. According to G, she didn't even cry.

I also told her that she shouldn't play with it or pull on it. That refraining from doing so might be hard for her. She promised that she wouldn't, that she will leave it alone even during bedtime.

I told her that I would think about it, hoping that maybe she would drop the topic because her father seems adamant about her not getting holes in her ears.

However it seems like it comes up at least once a day. So what is a mommy to do?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

I felt a bit nostalgic tonight, so I have decided to dig out a classic. Well, at least for me.

The song is "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" by an acapella Christian group called First Call.


Monday, December 15, 2008

My s's ghetto birthday

This is a picture of Little s on her birthday. We had bought her a cake and had intended to celebrate at home. However because of the time we ended up doing the song and cake at gmom's house. We hadn't anticipate doing this so we didn't even ask for candles. So we improvised. Her "candle" is a barbecue match. She didn't care. She sang and ate up her icing and cake.
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From Public

Thursday, December 04, 2008

g's photographic study of her bear

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g the photographer


we gave g a little camera for her birthday. She has begun to take some pictures. It's been pretty blurry mostly but occasionally she gets her subjects in frame. Maybe a photographer someday? She has even figured out how to turn on the flash. Now if only she can keep the camera still as she presses down the shutter. Well I kind of still do that now.
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s (looking insane again)


She is hilarious.
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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

To Santa or not?

I have been really ambivalent about introducing Santa to my kids. I believe that he has come to symbolize a materialistic view of Christmas. Being Catholic, I would prefer my kids to come to see Christmas as a celebration of the birth of Christ.

However since we don't live in a bubble, Santa is all over the place and hard to miss. As a donation to the school, I gave g money to take a picture with Santa. It's one of the school's many fundraisers. As I was walking her to school, I was trying to prep her for the picture taking so that it wouldn't be a picture of Santa with a screaming, crying little girl trying to get off his lap. She told me quite confidently that she will smile and that Santa buys toys for kids. All my good intentions of keeping Santa out of the C household has been thwarted.

I am still looking for ways to deemphasize this. Maybe volunteering on Christmas Day, maybe making presents for less fortunate kids, I don't know.

In any case, I am still ambivalent about Santa.