While I was pressing stars out of clementine peels with a cookie cutter, I thought, "This is the Christmas when she is seven and he is three." Right now is it. These discussions about the magic of Santa and his elves are serious. I keep reminding myself to enjoy the fun, that there's no pressure.
My daughter heard a commercial claiming "You can do all your shopping from home online." She laughed and announced, "That's what we do, because we make everything!" I smile at myself decorating with what will soon be compost, but have changed to look like three dried up sea stars.