Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas?

I knew it had been a long time since I had posted anything, but I didn't realize how long. Clearly it's been a busy autumn, and now it's only four days until Christmas. The presents are bought and most are wrapped and under the tree, but I still have baking to do, and a house to clean up before my youngest brother and his family arrive from North Carolina. They'll be here for more than a week, and while I will love having them here, there will be no restful time during this holiday season. I've given myself a pass on Christmas cards this year, but somehow it's hard to let that go.

I did want to share this intriguing blog post I just read from the New York Times about parent-child relationships. A gerontologist at Cornell University did some research and found that parents will talk about having a favorite child, and how that sometimes influences who the chosen caregiver is. Kind of interesting reading, not sure what I think about it.

Anyway, I do hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a festive Kwanzaa, and  a safe and Happy New Year!

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