Yesterday, my mother-in-law brought over advent calendars for each of my kids. We carefully explained the concept to my three-year-old.
“Open one window each day until Christmas,” I said.
Since yesterday was December first, I showed her how to open the first window. “Its chocolate!” she squealed.
My mother-in-law left, and I headed to the laundry room to finish my morning chores. When I came back into the family room, the advent calendar looked like this: