Magic Marker Monday — Almost Christmas! — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Magic Marker Monday — Almost Christmas!

by Michelle



It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

~Pablo Picasso

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Did you all have a great Thanksgiving? We did, and as you can see, we’re moving right along to Christmas — some of us are anyway. If you believe the picture, it’s “ALMOS KriSMiS” (almost Christmas) — complete with upside-down exclamation points.

According to this picture it’s not going to be a merry one for everyone. If you’ll notice, there are only purple presents with pink bows under the tree. And a baby brother that appears to be crying. I’m told it’s because he’s sad that there are no presents for him. He didn’t get any because according to his big sister, he’s been “TOO NODDY!!!”

In contrast, our oldest child has apparently been an angelic princess. So much so that in the picture, she seems to have somehow charmed her Dad and I into caving and giving her the Christmas dalmatian puppy that she has been bugging us for since July. She has already named her (yes, we’re told that she MUST be a girl dalmatian puppy) “Dardu”.

At least she has her vivid imagination to fall back on. Should come in handy in a few weeks when ‘Dardu’ is a Christmas no show…


What about you? What has your little artist been up to lately?

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Michelle is a stay-at-home mom, wife to her wonderful husband, and mother of their two adorable and much-loved children. Through her blog, In The Life of a Child, Michelle has grown a passion for supporting families who are parenting children through extreme medical challenges. Her oldest child was born with a rare birth defect known as a lymphatic malformation and was also diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome. Michelle and her husband share a common goal as parents: To treasure every moment and raise their children to be extraordinary individuals.

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1 Shannon December 1, 2008 at 1:06 am

The first thing I noticed were poor baby brother’s tears! She is such a funny girl! Just like her momma!

2 Maddy December 1, 2008 at 1:44 am

Very happy indeed and so co-ordinated. Love the upside down exclamation points.

I think you’re very brave doing the dog route, we’re still continuing that debate.

Best wishes

3 Michelle December 1, 2008 at 4:12 am

Oh, I’m not a bit brave Maddy — the Christmas wherein she receives her dalmatian puppy exists only in her very own exceptionally colorful land of make-believe ;) Hopefully I’ll have her convinced by Christmas that the doggy deal is a no-go. Wish me luck?


4 debi b December 1, 2008 at 2:31 pm

What an adorable picture! Poor sweet sad brother in the picture :(
She is a character!

5 Lisa December 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm

I found your blog through Debi at Who Says 8 is Enough. I have three sons with various special needs. I am really interested in reading the book. Also , happy to play along with Magic marker Mondays

6 Debbie Yost December 2, 2008 at 12:08 am

Poor baby brother! Santa sure is mean. I love her imagination! I keep telling Diva she can ASK Santa for anything she wants, but that’s no guarantee she’ll get it. He’s got to consider all the other kiddos in the world and I can always let him know if something is not allowed. Bummer for her.

7 Julie December 2, 2008 at 8:44 am

She is just too funny! I love her pictures and that imagination- my goodness! With a little attitude, too! :D

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