talk about it more

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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Well, it's getting to be that time, and we're trying to figure out what our girls might enjoy at Christmastime so that we can make our plan, or make suggestions to any of the usual suspects who may be interested in guidance.

The truth is, though, that we're very blessed; and while they don't have heaps of toys, they don't need heaps, either. We have books and music, and seem to always have a running tally of around 100+ items from the library as well. They have plenty of things to keep them occupied, and plenty is enough. Besides the usual consumable items like clothes or arts and craft supplies (and who doesn't love THOSE when the cold winds blow?) we found ourselves looking for opportunities within our local area for fun. We found a lot!

We already enjoy annual passes to the zoo and the botanical conservatory, and those are no-brainers for the list. Our local hands-on science center would be fun as well. It might also be time for the girls to learn how to swim. Most of Fiona's friends already know how, and she's ill-prepared to go play when they invite her in the summer. Or perhaps this is the year for ice skating like one of our beloved babysitters does?

But here's what stopped us in our tracks: Irish step dance class for kids. YESSSSSSSS! It combines a little heritage and a lot of shaking the winter sillies out. Only drawback? Fiona was nonplussed. Doesn't it just figure?


At 10:41 AM, Blogger The Stefanko's said...

So here's my arts and crafts suggestion -- and it's one you may already have, but I don't remember seeing until James was given these at daycare.

Have you seen the little plastic pegs that you put little plastic beads on, and then iron them to melt them together and make different shapes??? Michael's has great sets with lots of different shapes and even idea books to get them started. I think it's James' favorite "artsy" thing to do!

Just trying to help the cause!


At 11:51 PM, Blogger Mary said...

You might want to check out the "Buy Nothing Catalog" at


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