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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Toy Taker

Pippi as the Toy Taker
Pippi's favourite character from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is the Toy Taker. She likes to wear this costume to preschool.
Tabs had a wonderful choir performance today. It was at a church way down Lakeshore. We made it just in the nick of time. I taped a little of her performance so I hope to post it soon. Afterward Tabs and I stopped at our "office" and worked on our stories (Starbucks--we love to go together and write on our laptops). It is the best as Tabs blows kisses to me from across the table every once and awhile.
Pip has a bug: tummy, upper respiratory and fever.
 Mist is babysitting for Auntie M this evening. She had a girlfriend over for the day.
My CHristmas rant is this: The North American way of celebrating Christmas has evolved into mass commercialism and the en-slavery of women. Seriously. All the mother does is run all over shopping and cooking and everyone else enjoys themselves. I don't like this tradition at all. I don't like feasting. It had its place in a society that had little food. But in our society feasting happens daily and we don't need anymore sugar!
Next year things will be very different for my family. I will celebrate how I want. Gifts from Santa for the children and that is all. No excessive feasting. GIngerbread cookie making for the kids and that is all. A traditional Christmas dinner and a pumpkin pie for dessert (because it is my girl's favourite). A tree will be our only decoration. Simple. Free the woman.
Tomorrow the big weekly house clean, a mountain hike, a friends book launch and picking up our Christmas tree.

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4 Comments:

Blogger theresa_hart said...

The toy maker is quite a dickens as usual. Hope the snow has calmed down so the enslaved woman can continue to do her chores.

December 12, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

The snow stopped and is now melting. I am still spinning around-busy day and now must go skating tonight.
Toy Taker seems to be on the mend.

December 12, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

$20 that you won't stick to your plan for 2011!

December 13, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Melissa Mix Hart said...

you're on!

December 13, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

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