Halloween came and went this year and I didn’t get one decoration out of the closet. This says a lot as I have as many boxes of Halloween crap as I do Christmas crap.
Christmas Crap is going to be the name of my Holiday album, by the way.
I decided I wasn’t going to let Christmas come and go with the same apathy, so I got all of our stuff out on Thanksgiving Day and we put most of it up that weekend. We also went and saw Santa at Santa’s Village and we decorated our smaller tree. Our damn Elf came to visit…
CRAP. Hang on, I got to go move him. Be right back. Okay! He’s reading Harry Potter! Now, where were we?
…so the Elf came to visit and we’ve been singing Christmas songs and reading our Christmas books. But y’all? This is my SECOND TO LAST Christmas season with E at home. (EDITED TO ADD: I used the phrase “Christmas Season” because I do know he will come around at Christmas. But, I know from experience having been a college student and as the family member of a student in college and older, that those visits are divided between friends/work/other family etc. Therefore, there is not a lot of time for the typical “extra” activities beyond Christmas Morning type stuff. Ya’ Know? )
I want to do some fun projects with him this year but I don’t know what. This is where I’m coming to you…what are your favorite Christmas baking/crafting projects to do WITH the kids? He has a VERY high tolerance for goofy stuff so, as long as we do it during a time when he’s free (the kid has some rehearsal about every day) he’ll be up for it. No matter how “young” it seems. What do you make with your kids? What do you bake? We could do Gingerbread Houses but we’ve done that before and I’d like to think of something different.
SHARE WITH ME YOUR GENIUS! I need to cram as many memorable activities as I can in the next 3 weeks.