my Advent post a few days ago? And how I said I wasn't going to fill it up with candy? I changed my mind. It was the only way for my kids to get excited about the calender and beg me to do it in the morning.
I learned quickly that the activities are for me. So on day two, I filled up each pocket with slips of paper and chocolate coins. It looked so nice in our entryway. By day three of Advent (Saturday), my kids tore down the calendar and ate all candy before I got out of the shower. Granted I take 20 minutes showers most mornings, I still consider my kids wild animals. I'm sure Ella was protesting at first, but then dug in when she saw that it was all going to be lost.
That day we were also planning to go to the NY Botanical Garden to see the Christmas Train Show. But my kid's behavior was so bad (I'm sure the pound of chocolate they stole didn't help their moods), that we took that activity away. Instead, we all got our annual FLU SHOTS. How's that for an Advent activity? Add it to your list for next year! They SCREAMED. Bahahaha.
How's your Advent calendar moving along? Got any good stories to tell? Day 6! 19 more to go!