For the past several years we’ve had a Christmas tradition of taking one kid out at a time to do their Christmas shopping. We make a fun outing of it, letting them choose a place to eat, and getting things they usually don’t (desert).
This year we’ve done our shopping early, because Jeff took Batman to work and he got his shopping done the other two desperately had to do that as well. But Jeff got sick, so he couldn’t do that, instead I took Superman and Princess out on the same day, but different times.
It’s fun because you get to see their different personalities as they choose for different people. They all have a plan and are quite sure they know what they want to do. I don’t always understand their plans, but it is interesting to see for me.
We do the same thing for birthdays, and I love to see how much they love each other. These past few weeks I have been so thankful to see how well they play together. It’s really helped that it’s cooled down and they can go spend hours outside. I do mean hours. My neighbors must think I’m crazy, my kids are always in the front yard playing. What is it about front yards?