I put together four more days of my December Daily over the weekend.
Day Four was about Christmas books. I buy a few new ones every year and now we have a whole shelf of Christmas books. Isaac and I read a few after school every day for his reading log and Andrew is always taking them off the shelf to look at.
Day Five was about watching Home Alone. :)
And Day Six was a rough one! Every year one of our advent activities is to buy a toy for our church’s toy drive and every year it is VERY hard for Andrew. I do this activity with them to try to build a sense of generosity…but never once have I felt like it worked. I usually take away from the experience “they are not that generous…” But…we never go to toy stores. And so to go to a toy store and buy a toy for some kid they will never meet…I think I can understand why it’s so hard. Dave and I have talked about other ways to encourage generosity in them without it being so painful. Dave is a regular contributor to Kiva (a micro-loan program where you donate to support a specific person with a specific career goal). We talked about including Andrew on Dave’s next Kiva donations. Maybe seeing us being generous is a better way to go rather than the toy store torture. Will we continue with the toy store trip next advent? I’m not sure…I’d like to. But I think I need to work on reframing it.
And then on the 7th, I recorded our trip to see ET at the movie theatre.
In other news…
It’s snowing! I am tempted to ignore the work I have to do today and just sit and watch the snow. It’s SO beautiful. :)