All posts tagged: preteens

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer

There’s the Elf on the Shelf.  And now for preteen boys and girls, there is Bork for the boys.  And Corky for the girls. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for kids ages 9-13. Check it out on Amazon for your son or your daughter.  Or find it on factsoflifebooks.com. Grab it now to tuck it in the stocking.  You’ll be glad you did.  It’s the funny, helpful, long-lasting gift for your kids  — and you. It’s never too early to “put it on the shelf,” for that inevitable moment when “those questions” will come.

Bah-Hum–Moan? Holiday Spirit and (Pre)Teens

As we move through the events of the weekend, and approach Christmas, the concept of “holiday spirit” is occupying my mind. It sure has been hard to keep it alive in the events of last Friday. Yet, here we are, approaching that special day of the year. And here I am, with a nine year old effervescing with holiday spirit, while her almost thirteen year old brother appears to approach this season much more differently than . . . just a year ago? Preferring every-day, regular music over holiday music? What do you mean you don’t want to watch Rudolph this year? (I mean, I get it, I really do get it, but . . . ) . . . It’s a stage, I know, just like all the others. When they’re little, it’s AMAZING to sit on Santa’s lap, belt out Christmas songs, watch the holiday shows. Not so much in middle school. Yet, there again, in high school, the cool factor of Santa’s lap and Christmas carols often comes around again. I get …