I started hanging up some Christmas decorations today, much to the babies' delight. They are really looking forward to making some of their own. I always have samples of the projects we make, so I showed them a few, and they were very excited. I'll definitely be posting pictures of what they make.
Right now, the Charlie Brown Christmas special is on TV. I love that movie! This morning on the radio, the morning show DJs I listen to were talking about how goofy we get when one of these specials is on TV. Even though we own them on tape and/or DVD, we get so excited when they're on TV. They were talking about how they did that last week for the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, and one was saying she did it when The Wizard of Oz came on. She said she practically cut Thanksgiving dinner short, so they could run to the TV and watch it, even though she owns several copies of it! I was thinking about it, and I think it has to do with the fact that when we were kids, there wasn't the option of having these specials on tape or DVD that we could watch anytime we wanted. We had to wait ALL YEAR to see them on TV. And, it was a huge deal, at least in our house. My mom would make us popcorn, in a pot with oil, thank you very much! No microwaves yet! :( And we would all snuggle up on the couch, in the dark, and watch together. My theory is that these TV specials evoke such wonderful memories of childhood, we can't resist when they're on TV. It actually bothers me a little that our children will never experience that. They live in an "on demand" world. If they want to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas a hundred times, (or in July!) they can. I think that takes something away from it. But, that's just my humble opinion.
OK, I've managed, once again, to drift far away from school talk. I've been tossing around the idea of starting a second blog where I can blather on and on like this, and keep this blog true to school stuff. Perhaps during my wonderful Christmas break I'll finally do it! Until then, deal with my tangents, please!
Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas. ---Paula Poundstone
I liked this one for today, because watching Charlie Brown made me feel like a little kid again!