Being a Mom {Keeping your kids busy at Christmas}

Given a choice, my son will play video games until his eyes cross!

So at some point, we make him unplug.

He squawks a bit and carries on, but then I say this...

 "I think I saw an ornament has fallen off of your tree."

He runs into his room and begins to tinker with is tree.
He will be in there for 30 minutes or longer



......allowing me to get something done.......

He is always on the look-out for plastic ornaments to add to his little tree.

I am happy to buy him a $1 ornament for 30 minutes of peace and quiet.
Another thing my hubby does is he brings in 4 folding chairs. We place a pile of blankets

next to the chairs and my son will make forts all day long!

He brings snacks in there and will even watch a movie on our tiny DVD player.

Of course, then we all have to get into the tent, but this is what memories are made of!

You know what else is a memory for me... The year my family recorded a Christmas Album.
My mother sang the "5 golden rings part" of the song, and let me tell you I will never forget it.
I actually do a great impersonation of her opera-like interpretation of the line.
My hubby begs me to do this just for fun... I always indulge him... almost always...
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You get a choice. 
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  1. Yes. Building forts will keep them BUSY BUSY for hours! Love the tree tinkering! So fun to read!!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  2. I follow as Bren P.
    My email address is
    I would like to win the American Symbols unit.

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

  3. I follow your blog! Would love to win the More than One Unit! I follow under

  4. I follow your blog as Miss V's Busy Bees (aka Sara), my e-mail address is, and I'd love your American Symbols unit! It's super useful and jam-packed with resources.

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  5. Your little boy is so cute!! I follow under the name susanlulu. ( I don't know which I had rather win, but I guess the plural one. My 2nd graders have trouble with this. Thanks for all you do to help other teachers like me!!
    Susan in NC

  6. I follow you as Cherie Mae Ong. I would love the More than One unit.

  7. I follow you as "Cindy Del Valle" and my email is I would love both, but if I had to choose, I'd pick the 'American Symbols" unit!

    Primary Reading Party

  8. I follow as Cecilia Bartram and would love your More Than 1 unit.

  9. littlelori0411

    I would love both but since I have to choose, I would pick More Than One.

  10. They're both great but I'd love the plural nouns.

    I follow under Bex Mawn

  11. I follow as Becky from Compassionate Teacher.

    I would love to win the Plural Nouns unit because I am teaching that right now!

  12. I follow as Special Teacher for Special Kids

    American Symbols would be great.


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