|There... that's better!|
Perfect! Now every morning they'll get to add two ornaments to their tree, and every evening we'll read a book together. I've said it a million times before - the boys really never complain about all the things they don't get, and it makes me want to give them all the special memories I can that don't revolve around junk food.
Anyway, speaking of the boys' tree, I have to say that it's so awesome. It's one that another teacher gave me when she moved away. I held on to it, knowing that one day it would be so cool for the boys to have their own tree in their room. This year was the first year they seemed old enough not to destroy it, and so far so good.
|The boys' tree, with their advent books wrapped up underneath.|
I am pretty impressed by their job on this tree. I didn't move a single ornament (obviously, given those giant apples hanging together at the bottom!) and they are so proud of it. Anyway, the ornaments are all cheap plastic ones from Tesco Lotus that came with the tree, which is perfect of course, so we don't have to worry about them getting lost or broken.
Here's proof that kids can be thrilled about Christmas without candy canes and red and green m&ms. As for me, well... Whim saw candy canes on sale for 59 baht a box and I've been so tempted!