If Only You Could Open The Whole Advent Calendar At Once

Says our son Harrison.

Opening only one at a time? That is just crazy.


Yes, as of yesterday, we started up the annual tradition that is so popular among households with kids. The calendar with pieces of chocolate each day.

This year, my wife really went all out as the chocolate in Lindt. Maybe she was hoping Harrison would not like the creamy, rich chocolate and she could have it for herself? No chance, he loved his first taste.

Our tradition has formed into opening each day after dinner. We kind of use it as a bribe to eat dinner. Hey, whatever works right.

Harrison loves looking for each number and planning out what day is next. I am sure right now at school, he thinks about it every now and then.

Do you have an Advent calendar in your house? Is it one with chocolate or something more traditional? Do you try to explain to your kids why we have an Advent calendar?

My memory as a kid was opening each door in the morning before school. My sister and I each had one so there would be no fighting. The biggest door was always saved for the 24th. Sometimes it was a double door with an extra big chocolate.

I will say, we never had Lindt chocolate in ours. More like the cheapest form of chocolate there was.

The countdown to Christmas is on, one day at a time.


  1. This year my wife came home with Lego Advent calendars, we are having fun building a little toy at breakfast.

    • Lego would be fun. Personally I would like my own advent calendar full of fun stuff.

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  3. My kids like Lego, too. They asked me for the toys of this brand some weeks ago.

  4. Love the advent calendar especially when it is high quality chocolate like Lindt.
    I had a guy in my office this year who had some left over calendars and he did not want his kid to be greedy so he brought them in to work and indeed all days were opened at once! All three calendars
    nice post

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