I know you have packed yours all up……

I know everyone’s Christmas is packed up……….
Unless you are the neighbor that leaves their lights on all year round……..
I envy you if you are.
But, I thought I would share a Christmas idea you may want to consider for next year.
I am giving you a whole year to think about it……….
It is something we have done for our “Precious” Momma for about 6 or 7 years now.
Her birthday comes right before Christmas so we give her our standard gifts………
But we also add one homemade item each year.
The idea is to create a Christmas ornament “homemade” from a favorite childhood memory.
Each child does one…….and when you have seven squalling youngun’s……..
well…..it can fill a tree up with “precious memories”……..
For instance…….one of her most precious and favored “youngun’s”………….
That would be me……….. oops…………
By the way…..Baby Brother Brat claimed rights to this chair……..and if you see in THIS picture…..I had it first.
Back to my explanation….
One of my memories…….
I always, always had long hair…….
And my “Precious Momma” would roll it in the pink spongy rollers…… I loved my hair freshly styled out of rollers……
She always…always….had her girls hair pretty.
She also apparently styled the hair of  my sister, “Cherokee Princess”, into quite a pretty Peter Pan doo…..glad she didn’t try that one out on me……
but anyways……
My ornament……..my memory…….
Oooooooooo……Aaaaaahhhhhhh…….
~Applause~
Thank you…..thank you……
I know….
My mom has to pretend every year that I am not the BEST ornament…….
Honestly though…..look at my competition….
Baby Brother Brat’s one year……..
Tough one there buddy….
Store bought truck……..
must have been tough to add that little hangy loop.
I handrolled each and every one of these curlers……..they were ……what are they called?????
Wire in the middle………soft fuzzy stuff on the outside……
literally drawing a blank…..
wire cleaners???
Know my crafty skills knocked her socks off this year!
Just look at the difference….it’s almost pitiful…..
No wonder I am her favorite……
He and I did play with this truck to death though.
Alot of our family and friends may not know this but we used to “train” rolly Polly’s when we were young.
They are in abundance in the south…….
so we thought….
what better way to be famous than if we had “trained” rolly polly’s??
Wasn’t as easy to train a rolly polly as we thought though……
So those that we felt were un-trainable…..
Well…..this truck in it’s real life “toy” size…. would take them to a “better place” ….
For their friends to see….sort of a “tough love” reality show…before reality show’s….
A way to let the other rolly polly’s know the consequences of their bad training behavior…..
The truck would take the bad rolly polly’s to a  place where they didn’t have to worry about being trained anymore….
In front of their “peers”……
Our training day lasted about 30 minutes……
It wasn’t working out.
We moved onto turtles.
That didn’t work out either…..
And the truck punishment didn’t come into play with them.
That, we only tried with rolly polly’s……..
Thank goodness……..
So……you have a year.
Could be a gift for a spouse…..
 
My friends and sisters threw me a wedding shower….each had an ornament such as this attached to their gift..for Romeo and I…….really neat “forever” gifts.
Maybe yours could be a gift to a  sibling….friend…..parent……
You have a year to ponder it……….
All kinds of memories……….now……preserved.
Got any of your own that could live on this way?
Ponder away…..
Love,
Me

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