Christmas witch

One of the things we did this year for Christmas was try to convey to Maggie that it’s not ALL ABOUT SANTA. I mean, that part is totally cool and we play it up like crazy. It’s fun! But it’s more than just gifts for HER. It’s coming up with fun and thoughtful gifts for the people we love. We wanted to start teaching her that it’s not just a fat guy in a red suit, or just about putting up a manger scene in the dining room and playing with the ceramic Baby Jesus even when you think your mom can’t hear you BECAUSE SHE TOTALLY CAN AND IF YOU BREAK JESUS, YOU’RE IN BIG TROUBLE.


So one night, Maggie and I went out. First we stopped at ChickfilA to see the (creepy!) Santa Cow and decorate a cookie. Big fun. Then we headed to the stores to pick something out for Daddy and Audrey. For Daddy, she wanted to get a pair of work pants. I talked her into a shirt instead, because I wasn’t sure his size and he’s really picky about pants. So we settled on a nice gray button-down work shirt. For Audrey, she chose the book I Love You, Stinkyface.

Then another day, Dan took her out and they went shopping for me. She picked out a nice matching necklace and earrings (that I’ll actually wear! Girl’s got style!) But the best present was this.

Christmas witch

It’s a witch figurine. Like 2 inches tall. On clearance at Kohl’s.

Now, the reason it’s my favorite? SHE REMEMBERED. The night we were out shopping for Dan and Audrey, I checked out the leftover Halloween stuff and she saw the witch and I said it was cute. But I didn’t buy it.

So she bought it for me.

She also picked out a card. Dan said it was the first one she found.

my Christmas card from Maggie

my Christmas card from Maggie

It’s…. fitting, somehow. ha!

But my favorite part is her personal message inside. Obviously. :)


  1. moosh in indy.

    January 4, 2011 7:13 pm

    Addie has wanted to get Cody a Nerf gun for as long as I can remember.
    And I still keep my first card from Addie on my nightstand.
    We’re doing a good job.

  2. Ginger

    January 4, 2011 8:39 pm

    FANTASTIC! I love the witch!! And the card, almost made me spit my water all over the computer!!
    We do the same things, and this year it was a HUGE thing for the kiddos to get each other something. This year Fionn realized that he wanted to get Mag something, and Cate. It was FABULOUS!!

  3. Rob

    January 4, 2011 8:51 pm

    That’s adorable, especially the witch. You’re blessed!

  4. Melissa

    January 4, 2011 9:44 pm

    I LOVE how she remembered that you said the witch was cute. 3-yr olds can be such a pain, but there are moments like THAT when you just don’t want them to ever change.

  5. Burgh Baby

    January 5, 2011 9:05 am

    You are well on your way to teaching that kid how to make sure Dan always buys you the good stuff. Well done!

  6. Korinna

    January 5, 2011 9:33 am

    That card is quite possibly the most awesome thing I’ve seen today.

  7. Stefanie

    January 5, 2011 6:13 pm

    So adorable! And that card: AWESOME! Maggie did good! :)

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