Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Crackers

My grandkids are coming for the weekend.  My daughter is being driven crazy by my grandson.  First he was devastated about my selling the house--where I had lived for his whole life.  Now he is wanting to move in with me (and prevent me from going to Florida which is too far away!).

I had already planned to have the brother who lives nearby and my sister and her husband for dinner on Sunday.  It will be a full house.

I have not decorated for Christmas so I thought the kids and I would spend some time viewing decorated places.  We have no snow yet, but lighted shops and houses look festive at night all the same.  And I got the idea to visit a nearby garden center from Linda Reeder.



For the dinner, I thought I would get the traditional British crackers to set at each place setting and add a bit of holiday spirit.  I was reading about the crackers and found that a party hat, a joke, and a sweet are included in a traditional one.  I may reconsider that plan after reading some of the jokes.

I also found instructions for making DIY crackers.  Way, way funnier than any of the jokes!  I am still laughing.  It may be way more impersonal, but I do know where I can buy crackers ready made and I can make that an errand to do with the kids as we check out Christmas decorations in town.

8 comments:

  1. I'm trying ot think of something small to get for the grandkids for our family Christmas dinner (which we hold in a restaurant). I thought maybe those pins that light up? I have no idea how much they cost, so maybe not. I dread going to a big box store to look for them! Your sweet grandson is having missing pangs already. He'll have to spend spring break in FL!

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  2. Kids can be so sensitive to change. It sounds as if you'll be helping him with it. I love your new home!

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  3. Change is hard for all of us, but especially kids when they feel they have no control over it. It will be good to have all that family gather in your new home. It will make it just that, your HOME!

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  4. Love your new home pics - it is nice to picture you (and your personality) in every room. Think I will do the same....

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  5. B gets those for our Christmas dinner. They're kind fun!

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  6. Sounds like a great plan for the weekend. What you said about your grandson cracked me up.

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  7. How wonderful that your grandson loves you so much he doesn't want you to leave -- we are lucky grandmas!

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