Yesterday was Christmas Day and I shouldn’t be surprised that we felt a little letdown today. The magical time that comes around every December was almost over. The day after the holiday we make a big pot of turkey soup. Toni didn’t help with that as she was busy trying on her new outfits.
“They are all too big,” she fussed. I reminded her that since they were American Girl outfits, we knew they would be too loose on her. She still wanted to wear one of the outfits, so I adjusted it with pins as a temporary solution. It was a rainbow-colored pair of bell bottom pants and a halter top. Since it was a chill 53 degrees today in Florida, I figured she would need a sweater with that soon.
Then Toni remembered her Christmas wish list. “Santa forgot to bring me shoes,” she said in a wistful voice. I told her that Santa knew that I was making her some shoes, so that’s why he didn’t bring any. Before she could start thinking of the other things she didn’t get, I had an inspiration to distract her.
“Let’s make some hangers for your new clothes,” I said, “we don’t have enough.” She was puzzled about how we could make hangers. Some of hers are wire hangers and some are plastic ones. I brought out a cardboard box, a marking pen, and a plastic hanger to use for drawing around.
I had to do the cutting since the cardboard was very stiff. They worked OK (one side was plain and the other side was teal).
That project didn’t last long, so she returned to the topic of her new dresses. “When will you fix these so they will fit me?” she wanted to know. She added that the pins were sticking her. I told her that I’d gotten a new miniature sewing machine that fit in my hand but first I needed to learn to use it. That was one of my Christmas presents for myself.
I suggested that she show her Teddy Bear friends her new outfit. My hope was they would settle down together under the tree and I could have some quiet time to read the instructions for the cute little sewing machine.
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