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December 2010
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So. I just wrapped four presents.

I'm very bad at wrapping presents - I'm more of a "stick them in the gift bag and call it 'done'" sort of girl. But my husband bought a role of very pretty Chanukah paper, and he's out doing some last minute stuff, and there is his present (which he knows all about, but, you know.) So, using a scissors that barely works and a roll of scotch tape that is close to the end and my own meagre skills, I wrapped the presents.

Fortunately, all were rectangular. Well, my husband's *isn't*, but the Amazon box it came in *is*, so I just kept it in there, with the original bubble wrap and everything. See how clever? The ends aren't great, and one corner tore slightly on the butterfly kit (you send away for crysalises, apparently. We got parental approval before buying the gift.) but it's not terribly noticeable, and I'm not doing it over. And I managed with a minimum of tape, too.

Go me. So. One iRiver. One butterfly kit. One Tintin and one child's book about excavating Masada. And one stuffed tiger larger than the baby it's going to, which I haven't wrapped because I just remembered it.

I hope I have enough paper.

Update. Tiger is wrapped. Amazon boxes are wonderful things, aren't they?

Comments

Aw! Tiger!!!!

*blush*

Don't mind me. The mental image of a large stuffed tiger and a tiny baby is too much cute for my overloaded brain.

That's what I would think, too, but the baby's father seems to have adopted the tiger instead. He says he'll wrestle her for it when she's old enough.

That he is a father is also a wonderful thing. He and his wife both have cerebral palsy. He walks with crutches, and has hand and speech deficits. She walks fairly well, and her speech is excellent, but she also has some motor problems. And Ellie is gorgeous. I have a bad cold, so I didn't get close, but she was just beautiful.

Her mother used a nipple attached to a long flexible tube and then to the bottle to feed her. I'm assuming that's an adaptation so that Sandy doesn't have to hold the bottle just so, which might be difficult for her to do.

They also live independently.

Her mother used a nipple attached to a long flexible tube and then to the bottle to feed her. I'm assuming that's an adaptation so that Sandy doesn't have to hold the bottle just so, which might be difficult for her to do.

I've seen those. They are very convenient for parents of babies not yet old enough to hold their own bottle. They're not so uncommon.

whats a butterfly kit?

It's a kit with all the things a child needs to raise a caterpillar to a butterfly. The caterpillars don't come with the kit - you have to send for them.

that is so neat!