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This blog is a series of anecdotes from our life after losing our first child, a stillborn daughter, then going on to birth the two other lights of our lives!

Bear is 6: serious, organized, my cruise director and my time keeper.

The Comedian is 4: She is pure comedy always doing something unintentionaly funny that I attempt to put into words.

Enjoy our stories, conversations, and delights as we embrace the lives of our second and third daughters without ever negating our first.

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...

Children's Widsom - Quote of the week...
"I Wish Emma Was Alive Because I Would Tell Her Where The Bathroom Is"

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Show and Tell - "All I Want For Christmas!"

To say my girls are different is vast understatement. They are polar opposites from the core. One is serious, the other flexible. One takes the most direct route, refusing to acknowledge that there could be another way, the other takes life as it comes and tries every route once. It works - most of the time.

Of course there are those special moments in the year when the way they see and experience the world comes out in such a clear way, I cannot stop but pause, smile and embrace their differences.

When constructing out Santa wish lists this year, there was no talk of fairness. Bear didn't try to run the show. They seemed to understand that this was an independant task and neither criticized the other's selections. It was refreshing.

As I read them the crafty little poem I wrote, I could see their minds working... "Dear Santa -
I've been so very good this year - Please check your long list twice.
If you bring a toy or two - It surely would be nice.

For once, THEY seemed to embrace that they wanted different things.

Bear -serious with her pencil raised, sporting a contemplative pout as she recalled what she had told me the day before, sounded out her desires...documenting them phonetically, then drawing pictures on the corresponding line to be sure Santa couldn't mis-interpret.

Oh - sorry, you can't read Kindergarten writing? Please, let me interpret...

1. Uno Cards 2. Memory (game) 3 Piggie Bank 4. Big Soft Crunchy Snowman (don't ask)

The Comedian - rattled off her requests while in constant movement, skipping around the table - then stopping only to say an item in an, "it would be great if it appeared under the tree - but -eh, no biggie - they are just things" kind of voice.

As I hope can read the crayon writing of a thirty-something mother...I'll interpret Comedian style.

1. Teddy Bear - She cannot get enough stuffies.

2. Socks - Is she mearly practical? Maybe - but last week she had a HUGE hole in the heel of her sock that made a public appearance at the doctor's office. So, she needs new socks.

3. Napkins - And, white napkins to be specific. Um, our napkin holder is empty. That's it.

4. "you pick" - Damn...I love this kid!

Now, to see what the rest of the class is bring...skip, hop, or twirl over to Show and Tell.


Kristin said...

How funny...I love the differences in their lists.

Martha said...

That is so adorable, love the "You Pick".

Dora said...

THAT IS HYSTERICAL! I love them! I want to smooch them to pieces.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

See--that is smart spending :-) White napkins and socks.

I think my favourite is pgebnk.

areyoukiddingme said...

I love the pgebnk (thanks for the interpretation, I would have never figured it out on my own), and the you pick. Are you sure both girls aren't comedians?

Fertilized said...

the lists are so awesome! big soft crunchy snowmen and white napkins! so sweet!

Billy said...

Loved the bears attmept at writing her list, and the comedians list..
Such adorable girls!

Another Dreamer said...

Awwwwwww! I love their lists! So cute.

In Due Time said...

I asked for a baby! LOL

The kid's list are adorable.


If you have a Macy's nearby, read my blogpost.

I hope Santa brings them what they want. :-)

Malky B. said...

very cute! They sure do each have their own personalities.

WiseGuy said...

Ha Ha Ha...looks like you are taking a good shopping list with you. BTW, what are you going to buy in the 'you pick'?

JuliaS said...

Those are awesome!

You could scan those and then copy them onto iron on transfer cloth and put them on tshirts for them to wear. They are priceless!

Crunchy snowmen, napkins and "you pick" - too precious!

"These are a few of my favorite things . . ." running through my head now. :0)

Cara said...

You guys are the best! Julia I LOVE the scanning and transfer idea. I (as Kritin) knows...am NOT the crafty type, but I think I could handle it!

So - old fashioned pgebnk or the digital kind? Anyone had any experiences...ideas?

Sam said...

am late for Show and Tell this week!! Oh how cute - definitely worth keeping for posterity!!!

momofonefornow said...

I love these. My bean wants a $300.00 train set. That is soooo not happening!

I haven't forgotten your book. My last final is on Thursday and i am planning on sending it to you right after that. (I was going to go today but we had a freaking blizzard!!!)

MrsSpock said...

LOL...they remind me of my older sister and me. She was neat, orderly, and serious. I was messy, a bit wild, and spontaneous. And we still are.

Haha...you pick...

Nit said...

Don't kids just crack you up! :)

I am wondering about the big snowman gift?