I love our Advent Calendar. It’s so cute and looks fantastic on our mantel. But, most of those cute little boxes are empty.
That’s right, I am a slacker.
I’ve been totally overwhelmed by life and have hardly worked on our calendar. I have added a few things that I know we’ll be doing this month, like planned Christmas parties, but that’s about it.
However, every morning J wakes up and finds a special activity in his box. Because every night I come up with something to do the next day or two.
It actually works great because there’s less pressure to get stuff together for an activity that I planned weeks ago. Every night I have some sort of idea of what I can handle doing the next day. So, I plan accordingly.
I know that today I can make it to the post office to mail J’s Christmas cards, but there is no way I can make ornaments with him because I have no idea what to make and I don’t have all the supplies.
I started the month off feeling like a total slacker parent, especially after seeing so many great advent calendars on other blogs and Facebook. But after a week, I’m loving my unplanned month. It’s far less stressful!
Since doing it this way, I can’t help but wonder how many other empty advent calendars there are out there. I can’t be the only one…right?
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