Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Already?

Every year that I have participated in NaBloPoMo, I am surprised to realize that it's over. I never have any shortage of things to say. :) But I do have a shortage of time to connect my hands to the keyboard, so it's also a relief to be free of that (self-imposed) commitment...

...just in time for another self-imposed daily commitment - the Advent Calendar! We'll be repeating what we did last year, which is placing a piece of paper in each door that the kids open in the morning describing a Christmas activity that we'll be doing that day. I stole this idea from Wendy, and our activities range from doing a Christmas craft to visiting the train display to driving around to look at lights. The kids have already been counting down...to the count down. Not kidding.

Last year I totally cheated a few mornings because of course, the kids could not read - so I just kept putting the same piece of paper in the next door and then "reading" it to them. But this year, Katy will be very excited to read what is written on the paper, so no more cheating - I need to be prepared each evening. I also remember a couple of mornings last year in which I had to distract them with something because I had completely forgotten to stuff the box the night before. I'm determined to be on my game this year! 

December will be busy with so many fun things - welcome, December!

3 comments:

Weed said...

I hope your kids get as much enjoyment out of it as Rachel has these last few years. I think it's the highlight of her year!

Oma said...

You amaze me. I could barely get your hair combed in the mornings before school let alone do an activity every day. Our Advent calendar had chocolates in it! LOL!

Pam said...

An activity every day? Crikey I can barely keep up with laundry. You are Wonder woman!