It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to gift giving in some BIG ways. Today someone asked me how my life would change if I spent $0 on Christmas gifts. Actually, pondering an answer to this question has brought up a lot of ‘stuff’ for me. While I know it’s quite unlikely that many of us will choose to spend $0 on Christmas gifts… it does seem the perfect time to consider the real gifts you can give to your children… the kind they will treasure for life.
Naturally… you drop down dead in a puddle on the floor, that’s what!
So that’s exactly what I did. Despite the fact that I had a 10 month old on my hip and another at my feet.
Another six-year-old and a four-year-old ventured near with swords at hand and some ridiculous things on their heads for who knows what reason, and began poking me to check my level of deadness. (not to mention one of the twin babes sitting there bawling and the other curiously trying to poke me in the (thankfully) closed eye)
As I laid there inert (I can do that part for an amazingly long time, long enough that the three marauders went to the next room to confer and the crying 10-month-old stopped crying) I suddenly had a brainstorm…