I did it! I finished the second advent calendar the night before I went to Perth. We had to go to Perth at the end of last week and it was the last time we will be going there this year so I had to get all my Christmas presents organised by this date. I am really happy with how the second advent calendar worked out - I had a steep learning curve after the first one!!
I hung the calendars on the backs of each bedroom door and sent the kids in to see them. All was very quiet from Adrian's room so I snuck a look behind the door and he already had a chocolate out of the calendar and was ready to eat it! Yes, he takes after his Aunty and can sniff out chocolate in a 5km radius :)
So, after explaining to him that he had to wait until December until he could "use" the calendar, he then asked "How long until December is here Aunty Nic?" I told him that it was only just over a week away and the pained look on his little face nearly broke my heart. Was it cruel of me to hang up the advent calendar so early??? I could feel the "Aunty of the Year" award slipping out of my grip.....
The next day, Mum told me that she had sent Adrian to get dressed for school and after 15 minutes, he was still not back in the lounge so she looked behind the bedroom door and there he was, checking out where all the numbers were.... He told Mum that the only one he couldn't find was number 3 but I am sure he will have found it by the time the 3rd of December comes around (especially as that pocket has chocolate in it).
We also had a lovely family dinner on Thursday night to celebrate Kenya's 8th birthday.
So all in all, things went really well in Perth and now my sister only has 7 more mornings of Adrian asking her "Is it December yet??
Love Nic x