Every year I say I’m going to do an advent calendar, and every year I come up empty handed. I guess at my core, I’m just really not all that crafty. Sort of crafty, but also super busy and tired, and usually busy and tired trump my desire to craft and create. That said, this is definitely going to be the year … the year of the advent calendar for our family, because I’ve been feeling an extra dose of holiday cheer, and because I know my daughter would think it was totally magical, which will make it all worth the effort. Also, for those of you who just don’t feel like you have the time, energy, or motivation to take on another DIY? Don’t fret — these are all super simple, and I’ve chosen my DIY advent of choice from this bunch — so you know it’s easy!
Day by day, slowly but surely this girl is turning into her own little person. A little person who loves bread and jam, any type of sauce, and who will gobble up raisins and pickles like they are going out of style. A little person who loves to wear rain boots…all day, every day. A little person who loves to sing “It’s a Small World” and dances every time she hears a beat. A little person who loves the color pink.
At 22 months of age, my daughter has become such a little person. She has her own opinions on everything and is constantly trying to exercise her independence. This can be challenging in many ways (i.e. tantrums and power struggles), but it can also be really great in many ways (i.e. sharing her feelings and doing things for herself). Once thing it has meant for us is that she LOVES being a helper.