December 13, 2017

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Rolls of Tape

Well, Christmastime is coming around, and as usual, I am irritable about gift-giving. It is not my love language. I do not like receiving gifts and I suck at giving them. We are doing a Secret Santa thing at work and I seriously think about writing an apology with every trinket. “Sorry you had to have me.” On the flip side, my Secret Santa is fabulously clever and has showered me with clever generosity. Oh, my stomach.

Anyway, the gist of this is that I am not going to go nuts trying to give my kids a personalized present. They all love to make stuff with masking tape – which is $.96 a roll at Wal-Mart – so that’s what they’re each going to get. A roll of tape with ribbon that makes it look semi wreath-like. Imagine that I’ve already done that and posted a picture of them.

… want to wrap some rolls of tape for me?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Rolls of Tape”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Uh-oh. We’re having a Christmas party the last day before break. Should I get my homeroom gifts? Do seventh graders like masking tape?

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    • Beth Said on:

      Here’s a list I posted on a Facebook thread if it’s helpful.

      <$5 ideas (and I consulted a middle schooler 😉 ):
      Earbuds/earphones
      Funny socks tailored for each kid
      Ornament
      An extra recess surprise when you scheduled a test (FREE!)
      A fun colored gel pen with a special note tied to each
      A pad of fun colored/shaped sticky notes with a secret note written on a middle one
      Candy (always popular, but not memorable)
      A little plant (Cactus plants, maybe? Or spider plants?)
      Chapsticks -- the flavored kinds (cola, cake, berry), even boys like them
      A framed and autographed picture of you (HA! This one was fun!)
      A bookmark

      Ok…you're probably tired of this list, but they're all middle-schooler approved, maybe something will give you an idea!

      Reply

  2. Deborah Said on:

    Great idea, Lauren. I get my kids something similar. I won’t tell you because it’s a surprise.

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December 13, 2017

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Rolls of Tape

Well, Christmastime is coming around, and as usual, I am irritable about gift-giving. It is not my love language. I do not like receiving gifts and I suck at giving them. We are doing a Secret Santa thing at work and I seriously think about writing an apology with every trinket. “Sorry you had to […]

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December 12, 2017

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Very hygge

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I made ‘stuff from the freezer thrown in the crock pot to cook all day’ soup that was excellent, enjoyed it with a couple of glasses of wine and watched some mind-numbing tv while Lloyd went to a school concert. I am totally winning at being a Norweigian.

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December 11, 2017

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I’m so trendy!

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Have you heard of hygge (pronounced hoo-ugh)? It’s the Norwegian lifestyle of ‘being cozy’. They are the happiest people in the saddest, darkest environment, because they have perfected the art of sitting around! Now the world is hopping on the bandwagon and I feel miles ahead. Miles, I say!

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December 10, 2017

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Several issues with heat.

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It was an eventful weekend, what with the cookie baking and singing in church. We also met up with Sam and Rachel to fry up some fish that had been sitting for years in our freezer. They only had a small fryer, so Lloyd bought another one. (Heating appliance one) Then, I saw this awesome […]

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December 9, 2017

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It went just about as I expected.

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The toddlers and preschoolers sang for church Saturday night and we had a terrific turnout. There was also a baptism for one of the second graders, which was even better. We asked the families to bring cookies for afterward, and I made some, too. I tried a new decorating technique where you draw a squiggle […]

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December 7, 2017

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Late meeting

I had a meeting until late. No post tonight.

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