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It's an interesting notion...being an influencer.  I never actually considered myself one.  Until I took a good, hard look at what it is I do for a living, or should I say "used to do, before the Virus descended upon us".

More and more I am planning large adult-focused events which include a fair number of small children. This can sometimes cause problems when it comes to seating and dinner. Do you put the kids with the teenagers, who then become resentful for being saddled with the “little kids"?  Do you seat them with their parents in one large group, creating what I call the “Disney table,” where only parents with little children are sequestered. Or disperse the families throughout the room, which can sometimes cause issues with other, childless guests if the kids become unruly?

When I was a child I had the most amazing Barbie doll clothing collection.  I would venture that it rivaled that of the Gimbles' toy section.  It certainly made me the most enviable kid on the block.  My friends may have had all the accoutrements; campers, town houses, cars...but when it came to Barbies, clothes made the doll, so I was quite popular.  

If there is one thing I adore about the Holiday season, it's wrapping presents!  In my family, I am known far and wide as the go-to girl for gift wrapping.  I just have the most fun.  It's sort of my own personal version of origami.  In fact, my mother-in-law used to save all her gifts for me to wrap.  It used to be one of my favourite activities.  I'd plop myself down in the middle of the living room with a wall of presents and rolls of wrapping paper.  What ensued was a frenzy of ribbon, tape and scissors.  I was in my element.