Just in time for December, the Advent calendar is ready for the countdown to Christmas.
Each pocket holds candy --
traditionally miniature candy canes or Reese's cups. Our daughter, and
later our son, were delighted to learn that they were allowed to remove
candy each morning and eat it, even before breakfast! The year my son
was almost three, I remember explaining how the tradition worked,
concluding, "And when all the candy is gone, Christmas will be here!"
He looked at me excitedly and said, "Let's eat it all NOW!" Another year, we left the children with a babysitter one evening, and when we returned, I noticed that a few extra candies were missing. When questioned the next morning, our son replied sheepishly, "Well, in the night...I got hungry."
Here's a closer look.
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