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December 1, 2013

December the First

the-christmas-birthday-storyNovember is done. This is a triumph. November was filled with arduous things, and then fate compounded it all by throwing funerals and sickness into the mix. But now it is December, and while my entire life (and yours?) these days feels like a hardscrabble round in a hamster wheel, we’ve managed to get our stockings hung and get a start on Christmas baking. Door Number One is opened in our Lindt Advent Calendar, and we’ve chosen the winner of our Christmas CD giveaway. This evening, the CD itself was playing, and it was wonderful, Elizabeth Mitchell’s voice creating a lovely, mellow mood. We sat down and read Margaret Laurence’s The Christmas Story, which I loved even more than I’d remembered–it’s a fantastic way to teach my kid what Christmas is all about. And it’s just one of a whole stack of Christmas books that we’ve pulled out again after 11 months away in boxes. I’m looking forward to getting to know them again.

2 thoughts on “December the First”

  1. Maia says:

    Thanks for this Laurence recommendation (sounds wonderful!), and for the Elizabeth Mitchell as well. I’m new to the parenting game, and you’re quickly becoming my favourite scout for cultural kid things. Wishing you at least a few moments of peace this Christmas.

    1. Kerry says:

      You’re welcome. Maia! You have so many good things ahead of you! I am excited for you. Hope you enjoy.

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