Birthdays! Music! Rashes! Playing Favorites And Causing A Need For Years Of Therapy! All In A Days Work For The Killians!
Oh, and they start to stink. Toddler feet are lovely. Kid feet, not so much.
2. Gabe finally got healthy. . .and then developed a head to toe rash that the doctors blamed on medication (the one Gabe and I were BOTH taking), and then blamed on a virus when it got worse. We really don’t know. The only thing that three clinic appointments agree on is that it isn’t contagious. So why have I been so quiet? I’ve been living at the doctor’s office!
3. I sang at the adult session of Stake Conference and lived to tell about it. I think it went ok. If you would like to hear me sing. . .I could post the video of me singing at the Commissary Idol Contest that I won awhile back and just never got around to blogging (not likely). . . OR you could show up to a FREE Christmas Nativity Festival being held on December 19th at 2700 Camrose Ave in Fairfield, CA from 5-9pm. There will be food, gorgeous nativities displayed and live music. I’m the live music at approximately 7:20. YIKES.
4. I had a nagging thought in the back of my head that I had grossly underestimated the number of presents purchased for each child. This thought grew stronger when my in-laws dropped off gifts and Maggie had twice as many as the boys. I stayed up late one night to haul all the wrapped boxes out of the closet and WHAT WAS I THINKING? – Maggie has a whopping eight more gifts than Jonas. YOW. Now, granted, a huge Lego set costs more than a tiny fairy doll, but while I tried to hit that concept home to Jonas, I think he understood it in an intellectual way, but come Christmas morning it would be a purely emotional response while he sat and watched his sister unwrap gifts for another 20 minutes. So I bought a few more things. I didn’t go crazy, just evened it part way, and I think I’ll re-wrap a few of Maggie’s gifts together in one package. That or wrap up a few candy bars for Jonas.
I know life isn’t fair, and that is an important lesson to learn. . .but I don’t think Christmas morning is the best time to teach that lesson.
5. Have a Lovely Day, on this one week before Christmas!]]>