Archive for December 1st, 2008


halo from the ‘hood

You know those darling, handmade ornaments you look forward to getting at Christmas when your child enters preschool?  Well, in 2005, Rilyn was 18 months old and in a Mother’s Day Out program.  I couldn’t wait to open that white paper bag with Christmas stickers all over it when she brought it home.  I just knew it was going to be the sweetest, cutest, Christmas ornament ever!  (That is truly one of the things I looked forward to when I found out I was pregnant with my first child-homemade gifts from my children.)   As I pulled out the ornament, though, I didn’t quite feel the “oooooh awwwww” that I thought I would.  Here’s what I got.

“You don’t want to mess with me!”

Not exactly the best picture of my daughter who yes, had a hair growth issue. So, it’s not how I would picture angels looking in heaven, but it’s my girl, and as I pulled out the ornament this year to decorate our tree, I will forever cherish my “halo from the ‘hood.”