I woke up one morning recently and panicked about my failure to "plan" Advent. After a few hours of agonizing about an approach, I concocted a plan of attack.
“If we get an Advent wreath, make a calendar, prepare an empty manger with sacrifice straw and pull out all fifty of the Christmas books, I think we’ll be in good shape to help the kids prepare for Christmas,” I said to my husband, John, as we drove to church.
Did I check with him to see if he agreed with my ideas? No, I probably should have.
Did I ask for his input about favorite Advent past-times? I forgot about that one, too.
I simply outlined our various stopping points after Mas and John humored me, without enthusiasm.
(This, by the way, was my first tip-off I needed to go back to the drawing board.)
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