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Holiday wish list full of intangibles.

by lillybrook on December 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

As I write this, my 4-year old is circling toys in the Target winter TOY preview. She will likely do the same with the Toys-R-Us one, or the Fleet Farm one, or whatever other toy catalog comes our way. I remember doing the same thing, usually the JC Penney toy catalogue, dreaming of the things I would play with and the stories I'd build.

My adult self struggles to create a list. Any item I want, I can buy for myself -- within reason. Now, I want love, security, laughter, health, and a little adventure. As a child, I took these things for granted -- they were a given in my life and provided by my family. As an adult, it's my job to provide these "givens" for my own kids, so they can dream of La La Loopsy dolls and Frozen dresses and Batman action figures.

Here's hoping you get what you are wishing for this holiday season.


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