So I’m back to talk about the 25 Days of Giving because yes it is that cool and yes you really do need to join me. 🙂 I am hoping to have my calendar nailed down by the end of today, so be on the lookout for a post regarding the specific activities we will be doing each day. One reader had a great question regarding what exactly we are planning on telling/teaching the girls during the time, and I figured I would respond here rather than in the comments section. So, here are some thoughts.
First of all, I try to say that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday every time it comes up. Since the word “Christmas” means about as much as “Mouse-ca-toodles” to a three year old, I figure it’s helpful to connect the two. Plus, we all know that kids can relate well to the concept of a birthday since it’s something they personally experience. Once the fact that Christmas is established as being the celebration of Jesus’ birth, I have started to talk about how Jesus doesn’t want presents like we do for his birthday. Therefore, to celebrate him and show how much we love him, we choose to love other people and love him through acts of service. Our gift to Jesus is our willingness to give of ourselves.
So far I have found for BQ at 3 1/2 this makes sense. Molé is sort of along for the ride this year. But hopefully in the years to come as the girls understand more and more about the kindness of God, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the undeniable call to give of ourselves they will find joy in the simplicity of a service oriented celebration.
Make sense? Remember, it’s not to late to join us!