I Have a Clue That This New Year is Gonna Be Golden Girl!

I’m so happy I spent part of the first day of the new year playing games with my daughter. We’ve played Clue in the past, but this was our first time playing “The Golden Girls” version, and we both thought it was fun.

I was so impressed that Quinn knew who the characters were and developed a strategy to figure out who “stole the slice of cheesecake.”

Even though I did win, discovering that it was Rose with a feather slipper in the bathroom, Quinn was a good sport and quickly learned about keeping a “poker face.”

We may not have a total “clue” on what 2023 will bring, but if it’s anything like today, it will be fun-filled and memorable.

All the best,

Tanya

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas 2022: Reflecting on Christmas Future

Fourth Grade

No toys, no dolls, no games. My nine year old just wants clothes, lotions, skincare items and gift cards for Christmas. 😩 In the very near future, I see the list dwindling down to maybe one big ticket item and gift cards. Though some parents may get excited about this knowing that the long nights of building toys and unscrewing lids to insert batteries is just about over, I will miss these moments.

The childlike festivities of Christmas that I’ve looked forward to so much with Quinn are diminishing. 🥹 While I’m content with the pace in which she’s maturing, I’m already missing my little girl and the toys and gifts under the tree. But even still, I look forward to simply spending time with her and my family for years to come.

All the best,

Tanya

All the best,

Tanya

On the Tenth Day of Christmas 2022: Festive & Rewarding Moments

All week long, Quinn’s school has been extra fun encouraging the children to get creative with festive pajamas, sparkly outfits and ugly sweaters. Little did Quinn know that she would be selected for wearing the most festive pajamas and win a Five Below gift card.

Of course, I’m not able to be there for every magical moment. Thank goodness for her teacher capturing this moment and the excitement on Quinn’s face then posting it on Class Dojo.

All the best,

Tanya

All the best,

Tanya

On the Ninth Day of Christmas 2022: Reflecting on Christmas Past

Nine years ago, my daughter celebrated her first Christmas. Though she doesn’t remember it, when she sees pictures of the past, I often see her face light up.

I still remember trying to get a selfie of my husband, Quinn and me and taking several shots. Even though she wasn’t looking directly at the camera, Quinn told me, “It’s one of my favorites from when I was a baby around Christmas because daddy was smiling and didn’t look so serious like he does in almost every picture.” I love this one too and look forward to the future Christmases we’ll have together. 🥰

All the best,

Tanya

All the best,

Tanya

On the Seventh Day of Christmas 2022: A Big Girl Advent Calendar

Giving my daughter an advent or 12 days of Christmas calendar has been a tradition for quite a few years now. Usually, there’s a candy theme, but this year, my nine year old was excited to get a 12 days of pampering calendar with lotion, foot scrub, facial cleanser, you name it! This is just a reminder that my little girl is growing up, but we still have Christmas memories together which I love.

All the best,

Tanya

All the best,

Tanya