for comforts’ sake



purple monster toenails and some new flannel jammies.

it is bothering me that i can’t seem to figure out if that apostrophe is where it belongs. in this case sake belongs to comfort?

well, i can’t worry about it. today is library day as it was closed yesterday out of respect for our veterans. and rightly so.

today we will try to paint like eric carle. specifically from this book. which has given someone some really high hopes about the seeds we’ve planted. you’ll understand if you’ve read the story.

so for comforts’ sake i am keeping this short. but sweet. hope you are all doing swell. easing into this new season of falling back. i think i am. finally.

 and as a side note: my girl wanted to fill the pockets of the quilted advent calendar with chocolates too. and my first thought was: are you kidding me? after i hand-stitched those white pockets on. one. by. one. you want to fill them with something that might stain them? but i refrained from using a nasty tone. and in my bestest. politest. Catholic mama tone i said, “well, sweetie, advent is really a penitential season and scripture verses should suffice.”

you know that voice, don’t you? the one we use when our children are suffering from some trifle nuisance and we say gently, “offer it up.”

besides, i don’t know if enough chocolates for the whole family would really fit into those tiny pockets.

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6 thoughts on “for comforts’ sake

  1. You’re nicer than me. I’d have said, “IF you want chocolate, get it out of the cupboard, dernit!”

  2. christine on said:

    no help on the grammar. but i’m always here to help when chocolate is involved. what about those ghiradelli (or however they spell their name) chocolate squares? or the little hershey’s miniatures? or hershey kisses? all are small and come wrapped. and, i hate to break it to you, but you don’t need to put enough for the entire family – just the kids. after all, mama knows where the bag is hidden when all (or just the next day’s) squares are filled.

  3. I meant to come back yesterday and didn’t get a chance, but the advent calendar is just beautiful!! I think one year, we took turns eating the chocolate, penitential for everyone on different days!

  4. I vote with your little sweet girl. You can do BOTH!

  5. Oh, boy. Do I ever know the “offer it up” voice. lol.
    Love the Advent calender!! Every year I say I want to make something like that for Advent, but every year I don’t. 😛

  6. for the sake of comfort, your apostrophe looks good to me-though i am no grammar wiz!!
    love the advent calendar!!

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