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Christmas Eve

The Plugged-In Prayer, with Food

During the Christmas holidays during the year the First was four, our electricity had been out for a good part of the week due to a freak NC snowstorm. Because of the timing, it made a pretty big impact on the First. Shortly after the drama had subsided, we once again made his favorite comfort […]

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Nativity plus Olive

Olive and the Baby Jesus

This is our family nativity set, dutifully brought out every year, repeatedly organized by miscellaneous boys, periodically misplaced, wholly enjoyed. Joseph is always the most dishevelled looking; once his hair came partially unglued he was never the same. Several animals have disappeared over the years (I personally miss the chicken), and once in a while […]

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doublemintgum

The First as Gum

Tis the season, I suppose. Our new girlfriend (er, the First’s girlfriend, technically) gave him this lovely and stylish hoodie for Christmas and I like it a lot. However, he was told at school today that he made people want a stick of gum. I kinda like that, as part of his personal brand. So […]

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no suspenders needed

no suspenders needed

The chain the boys did not need for their DIY nunchucku was quickly appropriated by the Maker, who showed it off to me this morning in this fashionable and utilitarian application. He also carefully explained each tool in the new blue pocketknife (a much-cherished Christmas gift from his oldest brother — an exact replica of […]

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The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The 2007 Pre-Teen Boy Gift Trifecta

The gift thing is kind of low-key in our house compared to most people I know. However, the gifts our boys do receive get preferentially ranked by them in ways I would never predict. 3. Digital Entertainment: Pokemon and Pirates Well, this one I can predict; what surprised me was that it turned up at […]

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true meaning of christmas

Report: NationĂ¢??s Wealthy Cruelly Deprived Of True Meaning Of Christmas The Husband found this video on The Onion, which you may already know as one of the most widely-read satirical publications online or in print. Like Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, they often tell more truth through their parody than the newspapers.

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