As he was too young last year, this year is the first time Burton has been introduced to the advent calendar. I wanted to buy one that we can get our every year and he will recognise as being the countdown to Christmas! So I found an advent reindeer in Next
Because he has been poorly this week we didn't do December 1st so we started the following day instead. Well he was intrigued to open the drawer and find a shiny foil wrapped chocolate and enjoyed eating it! A bit later on, upon returning to the lounge from the kitchen I found that Burton had got the Reindeer of the cupboard and was looking for a drawer filled with a chocolate!
"I am sure there was chocolate in one of these drawers this morning! Uh oh I have been found out !"
This morning Burton went over to the Reindeer and pointed to it and then to me, and tried to open a drawer! It's amazing how fast he has grasped the advent calendar concept, well the fact he gets a chocolate has probably helped him cotton on! I haven't filled it up as I thought he might try and find them if I did! So he sat down and waited for the chocolate to be put in the drawer and then opened it.
"Oh no done this day already, it's empty!"
"Mmm I love chocolate me and could get use to this daily dose!"
Before he had eaten it he did try his luck one more time!!
"But the drawer is empty mummy!"
Poor old Penguin didn't get a look in! :)