creche #3: Another builder in the family

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Blog entry by scottb posted 12-17-2006 05:09 AM 1111 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So my little girl (almost 4!) mentioned tonight (for the umpteenth time) that she “wants to be a builder,” this time adding “just like my daddy” (which, technically I’m not.)

So my wife countered, “What does daddy build?”


Interesting she said that, considering I delivered this one (and only) a week before Thanksgiving, and haven’t talked about it since.

We took a drive this evening, first to hear (Grammy nominated) John McCutcheon speak about and sing Christmas in the Trenches at a local bookstore, and then go look at Christmas lights.

Unfortunately the lights were few and far in between… but she didn’t seem very interested anyway. (The sirens call her birthday balloons seemed too much to ignore) Luckily, I did get to snap a drive-by shot of my creche, complete with imported italian statues! (expensive ones at that) Pardon the dark/graininess of the photo, first day with the new camera (triple the megapixels of the old one!), and dusk was falling. (I’ve got to hit the user manual)

So she wants to be a builder huh? Ultimately, she really was either paying attention all along, and saw the creche that she “helped” with. (For all of 2 minutes while I was positioning clamps), or her memory really is that good!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 12-17-2006 05:55 AM

More priceless gifts of woodworking. Thanks for sharing and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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#2 posted 12-18-2006 07:24 AM

Thanks Dennis! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

One of the reasons I was actually asked to build the creche, was to counter all the political correctness that surrounds us at this time of the year. My customer just couldn’t find something Christian to put out.

Personally, I’m so grateful when a cashier slips up and wishes me a Merry Christmas, rather than a generic Happy Holidays. Are the Canadians offended by our Thanksgiving, or the British by our Fourth of July (now that things have cooled down a bit), just because they don’t celebrate it? Of course not… Now I may sound the part, but I’m not in the “lets keep Christ in Christmas camp” because we can have it both ways without diluting the true spirt of the season… so long as we don’t succumb to euphemising our way around everthing for fear of offending anyone with well-wishes!


-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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