Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bubble Gum

We have this in our house:
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It's a magnetic advent calendar. It should help the kids to not only understand how many days until Christmas, but also help them remember the actual reason for the season. (Hint, it's not gifts)

In theory.

In reality, it doesn't help. I have heard the question "How many days till Christmas" so many different ways that I think I may have exploded earlier this evening. They are asking me in every way possible.
"Mom, how many days until Christmas?"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if we don't count today?"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if we don't count Christmas?"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if we only count school days?"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if the moon is full and I wear my green pajamas and turn in a circle three times facing East?"

I think I will start answering them in equally crazy ways.
"Mom, how many days until Christmas?"
"Bagel"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if we don't count today?"
"Movie theater"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if we don't count Christmas?"
"Elbow"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if we only count school days?"
"monkey"
"Mom, how many days until Christmas if the moon is full and I wear my green pajamas and turn in a circle three times facing East?"
"Bubble Gum"

Maybe then they'll stop asking me.

I doubt it.
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