This is my mom.
We call her Gram.
She’s bundled up even though it was, like, 85 degrees at Zoo Lights.
She’s cold-natured, except when she’s having one of her, um, power surges. Then, she has her own personal summer, no matter the season.
This is my nephew, my sister’s punk.
We call him The Bubbe.
Do NOT get sucked in my the cuteness! Step away from the cuteness!
Gram collects nativity sets. Has been for years. However, The Bubbe, not realizing the sacrilege of referring to tiny replicas of the Holy Birth as anything but the NA-tivity, calls them AC-tivity sets.
We’ve yet to correct him. Don’t really know why.
Anyway, while I’m here with the fam, I thought I’d take you on a photographic tour of the activity sets. Pics are courtesy of the Diva. Bored child + activity sets + camera = peace and quiet in the house for a minute.
Everyone needs purpose.
This one, too, although the Diva cut the angel’s head off.
She made up for it by, later, giving the angel a solo:
Maybe Gloria won’t be too mad when she sees the Diva in heaven. I named the angel Gloria. Don’t ask me why. It’s what I do. I was gonna name her Myrtle, but I didn’t want her to be mad at me when she sees me in heaven.
Gram’s got sets from other countries, like that one from Mexico, and the one below from Peru.
and Native American sets.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of Gram’s Activity Sets. That’ll be $8,398, please (gratuities not included). If you want the complete, private tour, that’ll cost you considerably more.
Or, you could just come over to my mom’s house and check them out. We’ve got coooooookkkkiiiieeeeessss!
Tidings of comfort and joy,