Kids in their 40s and 50s like my husband and I also didn’t make it past WWII in their world and American history courses. The problem is twofold. First, teachers usually start at the front of the book and run out of time around that point. Second, teachers don’t think anything that happened in their own lifetime can possibly count as history.
My dad has a masters degree in math, so I asked him to help tutor my daughter in college algebra. He didn’t remember most of it. It’s amazing how much you forget when you don’t use a skill for a few decades.
You couldn’t pay them enough to do that – the health code violations alone could get the restaurant shut down. Order a side dish or get a meal and box part of it for later.
Makes sense. Winter isn’t the best time for war. Did he bring the whole dwarven army with him? I hear dwarves are great smiths and make magical toys.
We don’t have any breakable ornaments. The lower branches get extra-durable items like bells and plastic candy canes. The middle branches have ornaments that are twist-tied in place. Neither the dogs nor the cats seem to bother the upper portion of the tree.
Ours climbed the tree when they were kittens, but they are too big to fit between densely packed branches now.
I like that idea!
It’s missing the empty boxes and the bows to bat around.
I’m a techie myself, so I enjoy the stories and debates. However, my family gatherings often split into techie and non-techie groups as the techies start talking shop and everyone else’s faces glaze over.
Techies are like serial killers. They look just like everyone else, until they sneak up and pummel you to death with endless stories about bizarre server setups and stupid customers. Unless of course, you are a techie yourself and can fend them off with stories of your own or religious debates about the best programming language and practices.