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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Toys for Children and Adults

This week’s theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is Toys!

Are you familiar with Sir Topham Hatt? He is in charge of the railway where Thomas and friends work and play. bw sth o

Everything is a potential toy to a three year old with an active imagination- even Christmas ornaments.

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Here are a few of my toys.

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-Kat

The Angel on My Tree

Originally written two years ago, I’m sharing this post again for all of those moms of transgender kids who find themselves struggling at this time of year.

IMG_9297This will mark our sixth Christmas since Kris came out as transgender and navigating the holidays has been a journey in itself. I’m happy to report that each year it becomes less and less of an issue. This year is probably the first one that will only find me shaking my head at the ornaments and wondering what’s next.

Whether you are facing your first Christmas or your tenth since your child came out, if it is causing you to feel sad or a bit blue, please know that in time, it will get better. You won’t be in this place forever and you are not alone.

Dandelion Fuzz

The holidays can be a difficult time for many people for any number of reasons. The list is endless. For me, my downfall is the ornaments on our tree. Since Michael’s first Christmas 25 years ago, my kids got ornaments with their name and the year on them. Some years I would also get a personalized family ornament. Then lets add in the ones given as gifts over the year, always with a name on them. That’s a lot of ornaments.

When Kris first came out as transgender, the impact of opening the boxes that first Christmas and seeing the name that I had given my daughter times 18 (and more) caught me off guard. That first year, all of the ornaments with Kerri’s name on them were put away in a separate box. During year two, I braved that smaller box and studied each ornament, determining which ones would survive…

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Man-Made

Man-Made

You would think that with an open ended topic like “anything man-made” that it would be easy to choose photos for this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-Made. Like everything lately, I found it to be a challenge. I finally settled on a few of my favorites and here they are!

Keys! Why not?
Keys! Why not?
Here is an interesting basket of ornaments I found during my junk shop visit!
Here is an interesting basket of ornaments I found during my junk shop visit!
This is a permanent decoration in my house. Depending on the time of year the color/tone of accents will change. It's still firefighter red here.
This is a permanent decoration in my house. Depending on the time of year the color/tone of accents will change. It’s still firefighter red here.

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