Thursday, December 15, 2016

St. Nick and parenting fail!

In Germany, St. Niklaus comes during the night of December 5 and the kids who put their shoe (just one) outside will get chocolates in the morning.  Do you see where this story is going?  Yes, we actually knew about this tradition and yes, I did remember the correct night because Anton's kindergarten made me go buy him nut-free Santa BUT for some reason the kids didn't put their shoes outside and we never filled them.  The morning of December 6 went without a problem but then the kids started coming home from school where EVERY SINGLE child had a visit from St. Nick.

Lusha has decided that St. Nick is a myth.

Trying to fix the situation, we decided that maybe St. Nick has  a"make up day" for those that didn't do it right the first time around.  Thankfully, he was extremely nice and stopped by our house nearly 24 hours after the scheduled night.

The smiles on the boys faces were amazing as was the statement from Andrei "See Lusha, St. Nick is REAL"

In the related news, this is the first year ever that we decided to do advent calendars.  The primary reason is that we all love chocolate, and what better way to count down to Christmas than to eat a chocolate a day.

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