Monday, December 6, 2010

Momma, is it Christmas yet?

Go ahead, ask me.  Ask me how many times since the Christmas tree went up that I've heard that question.  So many times, that I went out this weekend and bought this...

Here's how we play this game.  See the snowman? SweetPea gets to move him forward every day. 

The end game, of course, is for Mr Foam Snowman to land here...

Oh sure, I could sit here, stroke my ego and pretend I'm one of those awesome parents who helps her kid learn the days of the week and the months of the year, not to mention counting, but really, it's more like payback for being asked the same question over and over...

SweetPea: "Momma, is it Christmas yet?"

Me: "Look at your calendar.  Where is the snowman today?"

SweetPea: (pondering) "December... 6"

Me: "And where is Christmas?"

SweetPea: (points to the Christmas tree) "Here"

Me: "How many boxes does the snowman have to land on before he gets to the tree?"

SweetPea: (counting out loud): "Nineteen?"

Me: "That means there are 19 more days until Christmas"

SweetPea: "................................Aw"

Hey, if you want to know, you're going to have to work for it, baby!


  1. That's so cute! My son is far too little to use that but I need to make one for ME! I just get so excited for Christmas.

  2. Oh cute!!! I should make something like that for my kids. I meant to do an advent calendar this year... but forgot before it was too late. Maybe I'll do a week before Christmas advent... ohhhhhh, that is actually a good idea. You inspired me. WOO HOO


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