today is december 1st,
and my kids would never let me forget
that our advent calendar begins today.
our "calendar" has evolved into
a snowy forest that takes over
an entire tabletop.
behind the doors,
sometimes there is candy,
sometimes there are stickers,
and sometimes there is just a note.
since the compartments are small,
i often substitute a note that tells
where i've hidden the surprise.
sometimes the note will lead to another note,
and another, and another, and finally,
tonight, i used 4 old notes to create
a little scavenger hunt.
other old notes
they made me smile when i unpacked them today.