As the Chrsitmas gifts I’ve ordered have arrived in the mail, I have set them in my art studio (as it is a bit off-limits unless I am with them). The builder has been begging to use the boxes…wondering when I will be done with them.
They received some beautiful puppets from my dear friend Janice, and were anxious to create their own puppet show. I began opening the boxes one-by-one, hiding those for them in my closet, and giving them the empty boxes.
They used about ten boxes of all shapes and sizes to create their own puppet stage. The builder spent a good deal of time planning how it should be accomplished. I admire his resolve in his project process. Then he went upstairs and found more animals that could be part of their show. Soon, the “backstage” was filled with potential show charachters….along the wall and in the window sill. I helped them for a while and then let them do their thing. They played and laughed, ate popcorn together, and had a blast…all afternoon long!
Perhaps one day we’ll build memories making something special for Christmas. I’ve decided that beginning next year, I will help the kiddos make gifts for eachother. What beautiful memories we mill make and share.
A beautiful book we found at the library about making and building memories together:
The Christmas Memory Quilt by Kimberly Webb. Such a lovely story. All about family, giving, creating, and sharing. I loved it and the kiddos did too. One day we’ll have to make the Christmas memory quilt…there are instructions in the back of the book. 🙂