That's exactly the kind of a headline that would have drawn the nastiest of frowns from my editor way back when I was working. How cool is it to be your own editor! While on headlines, even the biggies get stuck sometimes. Why else would Shakespeare call one of his works "As You Like It".
Anyway it's Christmas and there really is no time for rambling. Since you already know the three things on my mind - a play, a letter and some cards read on..
First - The Play
I haven't been posting about the Book Club for sometime now. That's not to say we've been idle. There has been plenty of activity. In fact that is exactly why I haven't found time to post.
Yes, finally the children are putting up a play this Christmas. In the spirit of the festival and in trying to keep everyone happy and involved I've gone over the script scores of times to weave in parts that each child wanted. Finally, everyone is pacified and reasonably happy. We now have ...
- two narrators (because two kids would be nothing else),
- a number of good fairies (ALL girls wanted to be fairies),
- a bunch of evil goblins (Yeah, you've guessed it - the boys would be nothing else, much as I hate stereotyping!)
- and two leads!
My door bell hasn't stopped ringing with queries and complaints. The evil goblins are proving to be really evil and the fairies are giving them fair competition. However, I would like to look at the positive side - the kids ARE working together despite it all. There are walkouts each day and yet the next day they are there again trying to practise, with barely much adult supervision. That's something that makes me very very proud of them.
Look at the lovely invites they readied.
We're waiting for D-Day with crossed fingers hoping there are no casualties along the way.
This year H and N discovered that there's no Santa. And so there was much protesting when during a book club meeting I suggested everyone write a letter to him. After some cajoling (encouraged by the pretty printables I downloaded from here) they came up with some interesting ones. I did tell them to think of intangible things. (I heard one of the older ones explaining to a younger one - write about things that are 'untouchable' :-)).
I loved what some of them wrote. Much venom was directed at the security guards of our apartment building, who are all just doing their duty, poor souls. Among other requests for craft sets, chocolates and good grades we also had some for a neater country, more respect for girls, help in making their grandma's room Christmasy and even one for snow in our city!! Awww!!! Isn't that really sweet.
Do try to get your kids write a letter to Santa. It's just so much fun and makes for a wonderful read when they grow up.
And finally the cards!
In case, like us, you have lots of cards to make and are struggling with a deadline you could try this. All you need is some coloured paper, stars to go at the top and a ribbon or simply some more paper for the stems. Cut out triangles, stick them overlapping each other for the tree. Put up the star and the stem and you're done. Ours are all ready. Don't they look great?
We're all set for Christmas. So what have you got lined up? A craft, cooking or baking or carol singing? Do share with us here.
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Labels: Christmas, Christmas Bonanza, Play, The Book Club