Happy Mother's Day
Me and my mom at the 2004 “Canada Blooms” flower show in hat's I've decorated and T-shirtsI've embroidered.
Message from the Editor
Well, it's that time of year again.Time to show our appreciation to our mothers and let themknow how special they really are. But what if you're not a mother? What if you have nointention of procreating? That's when days like Mother's Day can make you feel like a porkchop at a kosher wedding. I, personally have no material instinct. In fact, my idea of a cure for colic is a nice hot bath, throw in some carrots and onions. Sometimes I think I might have kidsif I could adopt or marry into a family where they're at least six years old, but at the risk of sounding like an evil person, babies are not my thing. And I know I'm not the only one whofeels that way. We shouldn't be made to feel like bad people if we don't want to have kids.Nobody can be good at everything. Okay, so I'm spoiled, selfish, lazy and set in my ways.Want to make something of it? Rather than bring more kids into an already overly-populatedworld, I try to do what I can to make the world a bit of a better place for some of the kids whoare already here. Usually it means giving away many of my extra dolls and puppets that Ihave left over at Christmastime. And now it also means building the carousel and creating anautism-friendly environment surrounding it.I also like to think of my readers as my “kids” because I feel it is my duty to provideencouragement to others out there and let them know they are not alone. Not everyone isskilled in everything. Nobody is perfect and we don't all have to be the same. Making my dollsis my way of “being fruitful and multiplying.” I like my privacy. My home is my sanctuary and Itreasure my “alone” time. In fact I couldn't function without it. When my husband is at workand I've got the house to myself, I am NEVER bored! I always have a million projects to workon, whether it's working on my newsletters, working on the latest craft project, or drawing mycartoons.Speaking of cartoons, stay tuned for the June issue for a very special edition of
!!Join the fun and excitement as Olive, Gladys and Edna enjoy their holiday at Niagara Falls!!Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy reading a bit about the history of my wild and woollybrainchildren..