This is our second year of using our Advent Calendar. The girls have really enjoyed participating in the activity of the day, whether it is reading a part of the Christmas story from the Bible, singing a song, or reading a book. In thinking about advent today, I had a funny memory.
I think I was about 7 years old, maybe 8, and my Mom and I were at the home of one of my classmates, who happened to by my first “crush”. Our Moms were friends, so they were chatting about something so Kent and I played in his room. Hanging on his door was an advent calendar. There was a little pocket for each day and in each pocket was one of those candies wrapped in the red and green paper to make it look like a strawberry…I can’t remember what those are called. Well I wanted a candy so I asked Kent if I could take one. I guess without thinking he said yes. So I grabbed it and popped it in my mouth. At that moment he realized that I had taken a candy from the calendar and he panicked. He really started to freak out and I thought I was going to get in trouble. I told him that we always had candy in the car so I would go get him one to replace the candy that I ate. I went down to our Buick and started searching frantically for a butterscotch candy. We seemed to have those in the car for some reason. I couldn’t find one. I remember he was crying now and he ran to tell his Mom. I really thought I was going to get in a lot of trouble. His Mom quickly calmed him down and showed him that she had more and she gave him one to replace the one that I ate. I so vividly remember the panic I felt that she was going to be mad that I ate the Advent candy. Everytime I see those strawberry candies I think of Kent and the advent calendar incident.