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In December | Erin Sweeney

In December | Erin Sweeney

8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Basic Grey) + tags (Making Memories) + brads (American Crafts, unknown) + punch (EK Success) + font (Traveling Typewriter)

A Note From Erin

As we all know, December tends to be busy. Recently I was cuddling with my daughter Emma, who is 3 ½, and was telling her some of the things we have planned for December. I don’t think I even mentioned everything we’ll be doing (somehow I left out my husband’s birthday!) and she already thought it was too much. The best part was when she said energy it sounded an awful lot like allergies. It was the first time she’s spoken the word, and I don’t think she quite knew how to pronounce it.

Journaling

Mommy: Emma, we've got so many fun things to do in December!
Emma: Like what?
Mommy: Well, we're going to cut down a Christmas tree; decorate it and the house and put up lights. We'll have breakfast with Santa -twice! We'll go to the Winter Wonderland at the fitness center and they'll have bouncy houses. We're going to go shopping and get presents for little boys and girls who won't get any. Remember I told you all about that? We'll read the story of Christmas; we'll read all about when baby Jesus was born. We'll make Christmas cookies and send Christmas cards. We'll wrap presents. On Christmas Day we'll make baby Jesus a birthday cake!
Emma: How will he eat it?
Mommy: Well...He won't. But we will.
Emma: (after a pause) Mom, I don't think I have enough energy to do all that.
(Picture 11/11/09; Conversation 11/22/09.)

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