Christmas 2010 – Ready, Set, Go!
Allow me to give you some unsolicited advice.Â Someday, one of your friends may approach you and ask if you want to make a quiet book.Â Her idea is to find 12 people who want to make quiet books.Â Each person would choose one page to do and then make that page 12 times.Â Then all the participants would exchange pages and voila!Â A quiet book!
If somebody ever asks you to do this, the correct answer is no.Â You do not want to do this!Â You don’t know it, but the quiet book will destroy your will to live!Â You will think you’ve chosen an easy page to make, and it won’t take much time at all, but you will be wrong!Â So very, very wrong!Â Do you know how long it takes to cut felt?Â Do you know how long it takes to sew felt pieces together?Â Do you know that by the time you factor in all the time you spent making the book with the cost of materials you could probably have purchased a dozen quiet books from a store and still come out ahead?Â Yes, the books will turn out darling and your girls will love them, but can you guess what consumed my life in the weeks before Christmas?Â Can you guess the state of disaster my house was in?Â Probably not.Â Luckily there are no photos from that dark, dark time.
Sorry about that.Â Back to Christmas.
Dallas and I obviously need to do better at documenting people other than our children.Â You wouldn’t know it from looking at our camera memory card, but we actually went to several family parties and saw nearly all of our close relatives.Â Perhaps next year we’ll obtain photographic evidence of those endeavors.Â Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!