Happy St. Nicholas' Feast Day... eh, yesterday! Each year (on December 6th) I have the kiddos put their little shoes underneath the tree so St. Nick can put a little somethin' somethin' in 'em over night. When I was little and in CCD at church my youth director would do the same thing while we sat in class. It would always be a surprise that we'd get to take off our shoes and find out what was in them outside the door at the end of class. I remember always hoping my shoes weren't too stinky...makes for some gross candy. Anyway, it's a tradition in Germany and something fun to do with the kids when they feel like Christmas JUST WON'T COME FAST ENOUGH. I always like to add that the Jolly Saint will probably be checking in on their behavior when he gets here... I use whatever I can.
And so, like any good mother... my kids feasted on
chocolate for breakfast this morning.
Meanwhile, we'll keep taking links off our Advent chain day-by-day and eating a little more chocolate from our countdown calendars each night. It beats answering the question, "WHEN IS CHRISTMAS GOING TO BE HERE???!" every 5 minutes.