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Monday, December 17, 2018

Countdown to Christmas Reality


Christmas kids by candice_rose

Christmas is my favorite time of year. The music, the baking, the wrapping, the giving, the decorating... oh my goodness, do I LOVE IT! However, even in the midst of my precious ones singing "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" and seeing their joy as they choose and wrap gifts (with lots and lots of tape) for their loved ones, life still happens. I just want to share with you a little bit of reality in case the past  few Countdown to Christmas posts seem like too much silver and gold. 


My children attend a co op once a week and I help teach a few classes. My first class of the day happens to only have two preschool students, who also happen to be my kids. I read stories to them, sing songs and do crafts for 45 minutes. It's fun! Or so I thought, until my four year old confessed that my class was boring. So, the following week I tried to make our time together more exciting. I decided to hide stuffed animals around the room and  have the children go find them. Giggling ensued as my 3 and 4 year old raced about trying to find all the hidden Beanie Babies. I'd tell them if they were getting "hot" or "cold" depending how close they were to the stuffed animal. My four year old was "getting warmer" and becoming very excited to find an animal when his little sister shrieked out "I found one!  I found one Momma!  I found a STUFFY!"
Mouse by Alexas_Fotos

I turned around to see my precious blond haired darling with a dead mouse in her hands. The critter was lodged in a trap but his body was protruding from it. Her dimpled hands were squeezing it's lifeless body as if it were an orange and she was determining if it was ripe or not. Once she realized just how squishy her "stuffy" was, she dropped it like a hot potato. I scooped her up and whisked her off to the bathroom where we washed our hands for quite a while. Once we got back into the classroom I disposed of the mouse. This is life.

Head on over to My Pink Gems where I am guest posting today to read the rest of my Countdown to Christmas reality!


Keeping it real and remaining jolly,
Dawna



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