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Advent calendars and elf antics

The Wildthings always end up with more than one advent calendar each. This year, they have a chocolate one from Grandma as usual and they are old enough to know about the CBeebies calendar on the website. I have an issue with chocolate advent calendars, so I am rebelling and have created my own, which supplies them with a Christmassy activity each day (apart from Day One, for which I was unprepared and they got stickers!). Yesterday was colour by numbers. After initial disappointment that it wasn’t a) edible, or b) computer based, they loved it, and spent a happy 45 minutes colouring together.

Harold is just getting warmed up with his elf antics. Nothing too exciting so far- he sat up doing a puzzle one night with some other toys, and the Wildthings found him this morning with a pile of DVDs and Peppa Pig playing on the TV. Please note that I was *not* responsible for anything in the picture. All props were arranged by daddy!