(The mantle in our bedroom, complete with tree toppers, snowmen, glass bead garlands and more.) A few conversations with Jack for posterity:
While driving around looking at Christmas lights, "Oh man, those freaking blue lights are terrible." LOL
(My favorite thing, my blue door, with a gorgeous Peace on Earth embroidery I picked up at a yard sale this summer.)
"Mom, the baby Jesus likes cake. I am going to give the baby Jesus a cake and the baby Jesus will think it is great!" (Birthdays equal cake for a three year old.)
(The bedroom armoire. My beautiful violet watercolor, glass glitter church and tree, and the Christmas tree I found in Kansas this summer.)
"Mom, is it soggy outside?"
"Yes, it is foggy."
"Why is it humid?"
"There is a warm front here right now."
"Why is there a warm front?"
"The jet stream."
"What is the jet stream?"
"What makes wind?"
"The earth's rotation."
"Why does the earth have rotation?"
"Well, sort of because of gravity."
"It holds everything on the earth."
"Oh, Jack, because the universe said so." (At that point I realized the conversation might never end!)
At least the science questions are easy for me to answer, eh? I am in big trouble if he starts asking me history questions.
Like everyone else, I am scrambling a bit to get everything finished. The presents need to be wrapped, the laundry really needs to be done, I still need to make Jack's pajamas and one of Dave's presents, and we are squeezing in the Santa Claus parade tomorrow.
Only 3 more sleeps until Santa arrives! Ho ho ho!