Christmas Aftermath

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Project by BarbS posted 929 days ago 1065 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. My french rolling pins were well appreciated, and the little mini-spin tops were marveled over, and the turned bird house drew raves and ooooohs and ahhhhs, but the big hit of the season was pine scraps made into Klopper Stompers for the four bigger kids. The one-yr. old didn’t quite know what to do with them except clap them together. They were a big hit, and the kids wanted to take them to the hotel at night to use up and down the long halls. Grandma voted for that, but the parents nixed it. My little house was pandemonium with Klopper Stomper races going on amid the tossed packaging. It warms my heart, that with children, it’s always the simple things that get to them the most. We had a Great Christmas, and it’s going to be too quiet around here when they all go home!


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#1 posted 929 days ago

Ahhh, The Pitter-Patter of Tiny Feet!

I’m glad it worked out so well. Another great project.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 929 days ago

Parents always want to shut down the noise, AND Grandparents want it for payback for the noise that they caused us.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 929 days ago

I vote for the Grandparents and the kids.
Revenge is sweet.

That looks like so much fun.
Merry Christmas Barb,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 929 days ago

Wonderful to hear, Barb! I love the picture of the kids, too! I am so happy you had a wonderful day and hope you enjoy your time with them! Merry Christmas to you!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 929 days ago

Give them a gift and they want to play in the box it came in. Very nice Barbs. And a wonderful bunch of kids with smiles.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 929 days ago

Kloppers for the kids and rolling pins that can be used as clubs in the hands of the parents. Sounds like a winning mix :)

I am glad you had a delightful old fashioned style Christmas Barb. Those are the types of memories that stick with the family, long after the xboxes and playstations outlive their shine.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#7 posted 929 days ago

Good one ,Barb, You brought back some memories from my childhood when my parents had a poultry farm in the country and we used to receive hand made gifts I too received stompers and I can still remember that so I agree with David, memories like that live forever!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#8 posted 929 days ago

Great one Barb that what its all about “the kids” always has been always will be.Hiope 2012 brings all your dreams together :: ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 929 days ago

Looks like y’all had a wonderful Christmas Barb. Love seeing the grins on the young folks faces. You done good.

Oh and my vote is for the noise…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 928 days ago

What a cool simple project and so well received. They may not have found their way to the hotel, but they will have them at home :)


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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