Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Advent Calendars

My mom got the kids those cardboard advent calendars with the chocolate in them (still wondering where mine is, Ma!). 

The idea is that you open the door numbered with the current date and have a little chocolate treat each day in December right up until Christmas Eve.

Some kids actually follow the plan. Some, not so much. 

(also add December 3 denial that it was all eaten)

Which one are you?

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Candy Cane Problems

I can't unwrap candy canes without breaking them.

Who cares, right? Tastes the same.

Not to kids, it doesn't. It tastes like minty disappointment. There's no greater ruiner than she who was entrusted with a new candy cane and broke it, and no one more insulted than he whose brother managed to get an intact one.

Gingerly peeling the plastic off a candy cane while your 3-year-old breathes down your neck feels much like those people in the movies with the wire cutters attempting to diffuse a bomb.

And if you fail, the results are also comparable.