How the Grinch Stole Christmas - our favorite festive cartoon - to get my boys (ages 5 and 3) thinking the other day. (Thank you, yet again, Dr. Seuss.)
"Do you guys understand what this cartoon is about?"
"Uh, not really."
I went on to explain, and they nodded with a semi-blank look on their faces. (Though my five-year old answered with all the ways the Grinch broke the rules and wasn't nice. And my three-year old laughed mischievously at each one of them.)
I had an idea and this was the perfect time to introduce it. I reminded them of their advent calendars from last year - you know, the kind with 25 glorious pieces of chocolate tucked underneath - and how they helped us count down to Christmas. I said, this year, before we open each day's goodie, we're going to live the ChristmasRead More »from Parenting Guru: Holiday Spirit Bootcamp