Dec 10 2011

Giving Without Recognition

When does it feel like Christmas to you?  Maybe it’s real to you when you put the tree up, when you get out the reindeer coffee mug, or the first snow. 

To me it feels like Christmas, when that gold coin shows up in the Salvation Army Kettle.

It showed up in Florida yesterday.  This is the 7th year in a row that someone has put a gold 1913 coin that’s worth $1800 in the red kettle. 

You just wonder…what’s the story.  Each time the coin comes with a handwritten note, “in loving memory of mimi”. 

Someday we will find out the real story…about who mimi is…who is putting the coins in the kettle…

But it’s nice to know that someone still gives without wanting recognition.

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Dec 09 2011

Toys You Shouldn't Get

You see all these lists this time of year for the best toys to get for your kids…

They always make me laugh…lets make our own list today…the TOYS NOT to get kids.  Join in on my Facebook Page and come back here to tell me what you think…

Let me explain

You know how before you’re a parent you get kids maybe nieces and nephews fun loud obnoxious big toys for Christmas…and then once you become a parent…and you realize what you have done…you’ve just lost a friend.

Toys you shouldn’t get for the kids in your life..

Anything that could be a weapon…because mom’s the target

A giant stuffed animal that you have no where to store

100 piece puzzles…nuff said

The loud rock and roll tickle me elmo

I know when someone doesn’t like me…they get a board game for to play with my small children…

They don’t not only play by the rules, they don’t understand there are rules.

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