As a child I would get super excited about my advent calendar, you know the ones filled with little chocolates, well what kid wouldn't right? So obviously I was keen to get F one too, but after him waking early to get his chocolate fix every morning at crazy o'clock I soon changed my mind and swapped over to a Lego advent calendar the following year. This pretty had the same effect but this time swap sugar fuelled child for tiny bits of coloured plastic strewn over the floor at 6am, while a barefoot bleary eyed me is trying to find coffee... not so good.
So this year we've taken a different approach and bought a red wooden house with numbered drawers to open, but this time each one has a Christmas activity instead of that chocolate high.
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Instagram with the hashtag #WGadventfun in the hopes you will join in and share your days in the run up to Christmas.
So far we have baked Christmas cookies with these awesome cutters, enjoyed hot chocolate and mince pies at a fake log cabin and surprised F with tickets to go and see Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic. I'm actually really excited to see this show at the London O2 Arena as I think it will be a great day out and one that F will treasure the memory of.
I'm also planning to take him to the planetarium, meet Father Christmas in Lapland, write a letter to santa, make Christmas cards, donate some of his toys to charity, create small handmade gifts for those people in our community who give everyday without thanks –yes postie something is coming your way– and a whole host of other things.
I'd love to hear what you've got planned in the run up to Christmas?