I’m not ready to talk about the shooting. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready. They say people do their best writing from the heart when they are soaked with emotion. I’m so soaked I feel as if I’m drowning in it. I can’t
talk about it let alone write about it.
Last weekend we did our holiday tradition of making a gingerbread
house. Well not really making, I purchased an already baked house and just had to put the pieces together. I frosted and stuck them together, the kids decorated, I snapped a few pictures and then the house fell apart. I cussed and the children cried. I tried everything; Elmer’s Glue, Super Glue, homemade frosting, window caulking – you name it, nothing would stick the pieces back together. I finally gave up and threw it in the trash.
Thankfully our wonderful elves, Ginger and Alex, saw what happened and brought us a preassembled gingerbread house with the pieces already stuck together. The kids decorated it this morning and it’s now on display in our kitchen. From now on preassembled will be a standard in our house.
Yesterday we took the kids to see Rise of the Guardians. I still can’t get over the cost of taking a family of four to the movies, it’s awful. It cost us $32 at the concession stand alone, for two boxes of candy, a bag of
popcorn and 4 drinks. For that reason we don’t go to the theatre much
It was a great show primarily about Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the
Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fair and the Sandman. It taught some good lessons and I learned a thing or two. Like for example they don’t have a tooth fairy in Italy, a little mouse collects the teeth and Santa has ink! But there were parts I didn’t like too. In one scene the tooth fairy punched the Boogie Man- Pitch Black, in the face and knocked out one of his teeth.
At the end the Boogie Man was shunned and went away. I thought it
would have taught a better lesson if they would have tried to help him. Even the Boogie Man might need a friend or some help. I know I’m reading more into it than I should be but who wouldn’t at this stage of the game?
We then drove through Murphy Park in Dubuque where they have
Reflections in the Park, a fantastic holiday light display and finished out the night watching my Christmas favorite, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and eating McDonalds take out. It was just one of those cozy, happy family days minus a minor argument on the way home. But hey, Christmas just isn’t Christmas until someone cries.
Have a good day and GO PACK GO!!!