Tuesday, December 23, 2008

You’re Getting a Goat for Christmas

Need a last minute idea for that special person for whom finding gifts is impossible? I’ve just identified my go-to source for the next holiday season. Heifer International.

Through their online gift catalog, you can purchase a goat, cow, bunch of rabbits, flock of geese, or even a water buffalo that will change the lives of an impoverished family. Example: “The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child. Protein-packed eggs from even a single chicken can make a life-saving difference.” Recipients are required to give the first offspring of their animals to others in need, so they become part of the Heifer organization and the entire community benefits.

Plus, the idea of getting someone a llama is just really cool.

On the sleep front, Buster insisted on sleeping in our bed again last night, but at least he slept! Tonight, he was in his crib for three hours without a sound (causing me to startle and think, “Omigod, the baby’s dead!”), but he just perked up to see what we’re doing. Fingers crossed that he’ll sleep again.


Amber said...

I remember the first time my daughter slept through the whole night. I spent a long time in the bathroom working up the courage to check on her, I was so convinced she must have died in her sleep. ;-)

Here's hoping for more restful nights for you.

mothergoosemouse said...

That's so cool! There are so many neat giving opportunities out there - I love learning about them.

And you'd think that after three kids, I'd have moved past the whole "omg, the baby's still quiet, what's wrong?" business. Alas, not.

kittenpie said...

Misterpie's aunt has been giving us goats and school lunches and things like that for a few years now, it's a great idea.

and I recall windering about Pumpkinpie when she first slept a long period, and thinking that I could NOT go in there with the squeaky floors because if I woke her, I'd cry, and if she was dead, she'd still be dead in the morning. Really. Sleep deprivation does funny things to your brain. Hopefully the wee manny will keep sleeping!