I had a list of the most important things to do through the holidays. One by one, I had to let almost all of it go. The big turkey dinner was called off. The cookie list shrank to a few treasured favorites. There were no hand knit toys for our baby's first Christmas. I was, and am, too busy holding her to mess with much else. Christmas Eve arrived and I held on to only the hope of some pom-pom booties, which were finished after one in the morning while I watched The Christmas Story repeats on TBS - and then worn for her first white Christmas.
Today, I decided to go all out and make a Buche Stump de Noel complete with meringue mushrooms and tuile leaves. It took too much time and was entirely impractical, but my children were delighted and that makes it all worth it.
Meringue Bracket Fungi! I'm so amused and charmed by them.
I'm not quite ready to be done with the holidays. I hoped to have lesson plans completed for the rest of the school year, but I didn't even come close. I struggle with frustration over how little I accomplish each day, but our baby girl is determined that I shan't miss a moment of her babyhood. For this, I am grateful.
That being said, I have to wrap this up and get back to my three little angels and 'The Children of Noisy Village'.