Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What have I done?


Here are the 84 little boxes that I painted last night after the kids (and Tony) went to bed. I still have 12 left to do and then they all need a clear coat. Tony thought that we had retired this idea but secretly I never let it go. And then when I went to Bellingham last week the little boxes were just sitting in the store waiting to be purchased - by me. I am excited for this project and for what I am going to fill them with. The plan is to not always fill them with 'things' but rather things that we can do together. A little note to say "today we will string popcorn for the tree together" or "tonight we will watch a Christmas movie and make hot chocolate". I think they will really go for this. I do have a small fear that when they don't get their usual $.99 calendar that they will be disappointed. I am breaking from tradition after all - but I am trying to start a new one.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wasn't in bed I was sleeping on the couch

mary said...

Save those boxes for next year!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony, I just figured out you are the anonymous and how nice that your house is getting filled with Christmas things. Heidykins, you are a mental head, although a lovely mentalhead. I think the kids will love those and what a great idea to fill them with to do things. Wish I were there to join you for some of them but I will be there in spirit. Love, Leni

Anonymous said...

you just don't let it go, do you!! Love the idea, not the work. Saw the lil' tree of boxes at Starbucks and thought of you but it is filled with truffles instead. Cant' wait to see them!!