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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Gobble Gobble

112007-074857-pm.jpgAaaah, that’s all I have to say. Thanksgiving break has always provided a false sense of relaxation where there really shouldn’t be any because exams are just around the corner but I’ll take what I can get. It’s never stopped me from enjoying myself before so why start now? I’m online right now scoping ideas for Christmas stockings.

We spent some time out today looking for Christmas gifts and I found some cute little stocking stuffers. There’s a new Lakeshore educational store in Towson so we stopped in there. It was a nice place to stop and shop because they were a) not at all busy b) were open to letting kids play and touch the stuff they had set up around the store and c) seemed to actually like kids. One of the associates put on a little puppet show for Chase who loved it but even at 10 months eventually crawled over to the curtain and pulled it back to reveal the great and powerful Oz. We came home with a dog puppet in spite of her cynicism. I would love some feedback here from my teachery friends. I wanted to get her the finger crayons I posted about before. She is really interested in pens and pencils and so I thought I might get her something more appropriate for her to use. I suppose she’s just really interested in the things mommy does all the time and the things I use, books, pens, paper, etc. I haven’t been able to find the finger crayons but I did find these. They seem to operate on the same principle but they’re targeted at special needs writers. I think that the finger crayons achieve the same purpose if you don’t actually stick your finger inside but aren’t marketed specifically as therapeutic. Does it not matter or should I hold out for finger crayons?

We actually made a number of stops zig zagging through our usual haunts and picking up things here and there. I want to get Chase a little wind up car but I didn’t see anything that wasn’t painted with bright, alluring and suspicious looking paint. I’ll keep my eyes open though. Check out those chompers! Both are poking through now. I know because she nibble nibbles me every chance she gets.

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