With December finally here the kids are excited … They are hyper, overly-loud, silly-giggly, and super tired! And I am feeding the frenzy!
There is a new tradition in our house this year. The advent calendar. Not a normal store-bought one, but one that I have made up myself with bits and bobs and treats and games ….
No arguing about who gets to open up the picture this year. No expense of buying 4 advent calendars so that the kids can each have a chocolate every morning.
I bought a box of mini brown manila envelopes and wrote the numbers 1-24 on them, and then filled them with …
- bouncy balls
- candy canes
- blow up boppers
- a card game
- Etc ……
Lots of things – some I had, some are new, some have something for each child, some are sharing ones … I’m really focussing on growing the joy this month, and lowering the stress. I get a lot of joy in giving, and organizing things like this ….
What are you doing to grow the joy this week?