I may be sending them to Santa.
In my limited reading time, I have been reading Mrs. Mike and really enjoying it. I have also been reading Little House on the Prairie, but have been really bothered by the way Indians are presented and discussed, especially in contrast to the respectful and understanding way they are included in Mrs. Mike, not dumbed down but with what seems much more respectful handling of the differences between the cultures at the time. I know Laura Ingalls Wilder writes historically accurately as to how the pioneers felt about our first neighbors, but it's painful to read the miscommunication and therefore misrepresentation of a people group I love so much. I am also reading it with my children in mind for the time when we will read these together and have to discuss these topics. But I am still enjoying re-reading these stories and thinking about the life the pioneers led.
And since my spare time is being spent wrapping presents and doing online shopping (oh I LOVE Amazon prime), I will use this post to share the glimpses I have been snapping through our days.
(See the baby in the Amazon box? That was a good way to make dinner one night AND keep Millie entertained... maybe I better pull another one out today... a crawling seven month old combined with a Christmas tree = work!)