Day 4’s book was Merry Christmas, A Victorian Verse by Mary Teichman. We previously did this book on our countdown in 2011 but thought we would revisit it now that everyone is 2 years older.
Eileen (age 5) had to come up with a word for each letter of the word CHRISTMAS. She was determined to do this all on her own.
I wasn’t going to have Michael (age 3) do anything this night but he was determine, and also very pre-occupied with the fact that ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ starts with the letter M. He is convinced that this letter belongs solely to him as it is ‘his letter’. I decided to embrace this and I printed him a large uppercase M to decorate.