Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Outing: Buying presents for your brother and sister

One tradition we started last year was each of us taking one kid and having a day out with them.  We'd take them to dinner somewhere they enjoy (and us mean parents rule out McDonalds, Mimi is much nicer and is willing to take them).  Then we go to a store and wander around and buy presents for their brother and sister.  And we go wrap all the presents then.

Last year I went with Princess, and this year I went with her again (luck of the draw).

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Princess and I went to Olive Garden and we colored pictures.

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We shared a salad and "White noodles," also known as fettuccine Alfredo.  And I learned from Princess remembered that food stolen from someone else's plate tastes much better.

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Then we went to Wal-Mart and got the boys Christmas presents and some extra pajamas, because who doesn't love footed pajamas?  Princess insisted that she needs to push the cart, which is a little exciting....

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And Princess showed me how to exercise using the shopping cart.  Oh to be a kid again, when hanging from a cart is the most fun you can have.

Of course the instant we saw her brother she had to tell them exactly what she bought them.  We're still working on the concept of secrets, as in none of my kids has any concept of it.

I love traditions like this.  Anyone have any fun Christmas traditions?
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