Monday, December 7, 2009

advent calendar...

This year we're doing things a little different. Now that we have Elf on the Shelf, he's inserted himself into our Advent activities.

So.  Everyday, Ting-A-Ling (our Elf on the Shelf) leaves a little note in the Advent calendar giving the kids a clue to where their Advent treat is hidden. He also takes this opportunity to give the kids a little recap of what he's witnessed (their behavior... good & bad) & what he's told Santa. Here's the note the kids received on day 4....
Today I am a little sad.
I saw some things that were kind of bad. 
Cooper please don't slam your door. 
That behavior is very poor. 
Oh Reilly, how you like to pout. 
These things I had to tell Santa about. 
Santa knows you can be nice, 
so find a surprise where Mommy keeps spice. 

This is note they got the next day...
I'm so happy as I write this letter. 
Your behavior has been so much better. 
You both should be super proud, 
and Santa was very wowed! 
Here is your next clue,
find a surprise in a room that's blue.

There has has been far less fighting and sassing in our home. Thank you Ting-A-Ling!

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