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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
"Mom...You're going to Cause a Fire!"
He then moved toward the mantle where I had my village set up. Strings of lights were under the cotton "snow" giving a pretty affect to the village.He started telling me that the lights under the cotton was a fire hazard too.. I wasn't worried about this...I had seen it done in store windows.
I was painting crafts in those days and had tiny wooden blocks that spelled out Merry Christmas...a letter on each block. They were set up on the mantle. The kids were forever moving these blocks around to spell crazy words. The three of them did this over and over. When they would leave, I would have to check everything to see that things were right.
I had a little desk that was a music box. It had a tiny drawer. After my Dad was visiting, I would find a quarter or something funny in the drawer.He did this every time he visited. I always called him, to tell him that I found what he had done.It was something fun that Dad and I shared.
As I got the jar out this year and put the string of lights in it...I thought of all the fun my kids have brought me over the years. These funny things are what I remember most today. My kids are all full of jokes and laughter. Tim being the oldest was the leader and his sister and little brother were his sidekicks. I can still see Tim bent over in laughter when he was playing a joke on me.