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1st I clicked to make a private message, but for some reason it disappeared. Anyhow, you sure restore my faith in young mothers today - seems as so few bother to do the little things than kids will always remember. When mine were young, my daughter was the drama queen and did great things with makeup, going for clowns to whatever else struck her fancy. My son was always independent and 1 year went as a Christmas present - got the most candy he'd ever had! he also preferred a watermelon to cake for his birthday - now that was a challenge with curling ribbon to tiny racetracks & toy cars and wrapping it like a pkg. with frosting. My daughters' cakes were anything from a Ladybug to a Bunch of Grapes to the usual Barbie Princess. We had many special days that had nothing to do with regular holidays that was only for us and we did special board game treats, puzzle contests, spotting unusual things in nature (tree growth, squirrels, etc. - sometimes even with a camera) to catch a good shot. Whatever was happening, we decorated the entire house with homemade as well as a few purchased items and their friends always gave a "WOW" when they came over. Childhood sometimes seems long and laborious, long after they're born, but it is fleeting at the same time. I'm so happy to see you are a mother who knows how to craft and make everything special - not just Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Happy crafting M...........Sally B.
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