I am wondering: What is on the top of your tree? Is it the same as what was on the top of your family's tree when you were a child? If you are partnered, is it the same as what was on the top of your partner's family's tree when your partner was a child? (You know what the English language needs? A gender-neutral singular pronoun appropriate to use for people. "It" is insufficient for our needs.)
When I was a child, my family topped the tree with a big huge fabric bow. When I was living on my own, I tried the big bow for a few years but it didn't suit. Then we bought a little fairy at a craft fair and tried her for a few years, but she was too small for the job. This year I am trying this:
Why, yes it IS a giant green glittery butterfly, more seasonally-appropriate for SUMMER. I'm OPEN-MINDED about tree-toppers, okay? Also, Christmas trees sure look sad and clashy and wirey if you (1) use the flash (2) in daytime.
I don't even know what Paul's family used as a tree-topper. Is that....wrong? (Edit: I emailed him at work to ask him, and he doesn't know either, so I consider myself fully exonerated. Assuming I know what "exonerated" means. Like, totally cleared of all blame, is what I'm hoping it means.)
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...