December hits differently. Advent Calendar Humor | How Moms Get Thru The Season. May contain commissioned links.
Advent Calendar Humor | How Moms Get Thru The Season
Let me start out by saying that Advent Calendars are awesome. Great reminders and excitement builders of the season. Keeps your millionth and one questions about when Christmas is coming at bay. A little added décor and fun for the kids, definitely. And I have every good intention to be the awesome parent that gets her kids involved with a wonderful family tradition. But how does the Advent Calendar really work in my busy family of four?
Well, join the advent calendar humor. Happy December!
Completely forget that it’s actually the month of December. Hold back a swear word. Go into complete Where’s Waldo mode as you track down the Advent calendar, dust it off with your shirt and hang up crookedly for your children to see. Pose children for a picture as they open the first 2 boxes (you forgot yesterday, remember?) so that you can immediately post to social media to show that you are the #1 holiday spirit maker!
December 3rd – 5th
Remember Advent Calendar as your putting children to bed. Grab sleepy-eyed child out of bed in-between the whines so you can “happily” open today’s advent calendar window before putting the now wired child back to bed. Ode to the happiness of the season
December 6th – 11th
Get the wonderful reminder from excited child to NOT forget the advent calendar, as this is the only calendar that he is concerned with until Christmas. Get scolded by child whenever advent calendar is forgotten.
December 12th – 18th
Find child sneaking to the advent calendar to open more windows. Stop child from opening extra windows to throw mom off her A-game. Watch as baby is now involved in the routine and stop sticky fingers and climbing chairs routine to prevent destruction to the advent calendar. Wish that you had an extra Fort Know system to protect the calendar.
Begin hyper mode countdown as the last week before Christmas approaches. Children go into complete sugar plum high craze everyday with a dose of candy cane delight. Try to stop children from pulling down advent calendar and destroying Christmas tree in the process.
Go through the annual family Christmas traditions. Reading Christmas stories, baking cookies, going to Christmas Eve church service. And just as the one-eyed sleepy child is about to placed into bed, get a spark of the last ounce of excitement to open the last advent calendar window. Let the true meaning of the Christmas season sink in and appreciation for the advent calendar.
Enjoy Christmas with a side sigh of relief that you no longer have to remember the advent calendar.
Absent-mindedly try to open an advent calendar window. Bop self on head and giggle at your mistake.
Yes, this is a pretty accurate depiction of how the advent calendar works in a home of a mom with kids. But you have to laugh at our annual tradition. I hope this brings a smile to your face and reminds you of just how special the holidays are, even with all of the humorous antics.
Do you have an advent calendar? Is yours done like ours every year?
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