We are almost half way through our second year of counting down the days until Christmas with a Book Advent. Last year we were inspired by this post and while last year Finn and Harper were probably a little young to understand the “countdown” aspect of the book calendar, this year they are right on board with the concept.
Each morning they stand in front of our bookcase looking at the books which remain, discussing the numbers on the wrapping paper (seriously, I am crediting this tradition with teaching Harper how to read numerals 1-10 and Finn double digits. ) and asking ‘when can we open today’s book?”
I love seeing their faces when they rip open the wrapping and see the Christmas book for the day. Sometimes it is one they remember from last year, sometimes it is a new book that they can’t wait to listen to. Whatever the book is, I look forward to snuggling up with two kids on my lap and reading these magical and special stories each day in December.