01 Dec, 2009
25 Days of Christmas: day one!
Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy
I made my envelopes last weekend and pulled together our list of activities just last night. I’ve decided to wade into this Christmas thing nice and slow.
Today’s envelope revealed:
Enjoy a cup of marshmallows with a bit of hot chocolate
We’ll be indulging after school today. I’ll upload a pic to this post as soon as I snap one.
Some backstory: Last summer we spent a few days with friends at their summer camp, the girls participated in camp activities and we all ate in the dining hall with a couple hundred campers and camp staff.
The mornings were hilarious – full of bedraggled kids and bowls of cereal and toast and jugs of juice being passed around. We drank coffee, and the kids had the option of drinking hot chocolate.
Mark and I watched in awe as kids stuffed their mugs full of mini marshmallows and then ladled hot chocolate over them, slurping the sugary mallow muck that resulted.
So that’s where today’s advent comes from. :)
Good news: I’ve been chatting with someone from the media about this project. She was really interested in the bloggy participation angle of this story (which I think is very cool too). The word is out! Woo hoo!
Participants (if you’re reading this), can you use the comments below to tell us a little about why you decided to do the family advent this year? Thank you!