“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
The most enduring Thompson family tradition is Saturday morning chocolate chip pancakes. As long as we are home, the kids are having chocolate chip pancakes and watching cartoons. MTG, Little Miss and I will have pancakes often with a seasonal twist: pumpkin, blueberry, or the like. Or plain pancakes. Plain pancakes are yummy. However, Little […]
Do you Santa? Mollie Hemingway has a nice collection of tales from the poor deprived folks who never had Santa or who don’t do Santa for their kids. It reminded me of this hilarious tale from the Deputy Headmistress about getting called out on the big Santa lie by her tiny daughter. I don’t remember […]
Last night was a rare night with just me and the boys. After watching Pumpkin Chunkin, I realized we hadn’t delved into our book basket, one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I’ve been collecting them since Little Miss’s first Christmas, so some are tattered, and some have had to be purged. But we’ve gathered a […]
More so than in past years, I’ve noticed more questions from my fellow Protestants about why we would or even should observe Lent. That, of course, ties into a larger question of how and why we observe a liturgical calendar at all. And yes, even the people who just shuddered at the term “liturgical calendar” […]
I’m big on traditions: following them, making them, tweaking them, reinventing them. Thanksgiving and Christmas vie the place of “my favorite holiday” mainly because they are both rich with traditions. The advantage of Thanksgiving is that the traditions tend to be simpler and less time consuming. I’m so thankful to be able to spend the […]
I ponder the absurdity of the way in which we have celebrated Christmas. The Advent Season starts the day after Thanksgiving, commercially and the 4th Sunday before Christmas, religiously. For a month or more, we are in the season of preparation. The preparation includes all forms of feasting and decorating and purchasing and performing and […]
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