The level of holiday excitement is building up in my home. Every day I hear, "mommy, how many more days until the parade?" or "mommy, how many more days until we're off school." I'm just waiting for "mommy, how many more days until Santa comes?"
To help my girls with their patience (and mine), I printed blank November and December calendars that I found online and posted them on the refrigerator. I've entered the holiday activities that I already know about and we found that there's plenty of room for a few new events and our favorite traditions, such as trimming the tree, baking cooking, decorating gingerbread houses, visiting Santa, and spreading good cheer.
Now when my kids ask, "mommy, how many more days until...", I tell them to refer to the calendar. And every day, the kids take turns crossing off the days and our Christmas countdown has begun.
How do you manage all of the holiday activities with your family? Let us know in the comments.
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