Nov 19, 2008

MomDot Blog Party - Day 6


On the SIXTH day of Christmas, MomDot gave to meeee.... :)

Today is sponsored by: Flying Colors Baby (adorable duds for the kiddos), Uncommonly Cute (totally hip baby tees), and Lollipop Book Club (Books and a book club for the wee ones!)

Day 6 - Favorite holiday memory from YOUR childhood

I really had to think about this one - not because the pickings were slim, but because I had the great fortune of having a truly rosy childhood. And I learned how to love Christmas from my mom, Mrs. Claus herself.

I already told you about the Christmas morning stocking, but another Christmas tradition of my mom's that I LOVED was the scavenger hunt.

Every year (once we were old enough to play along), she'd come up with a new present hunt. We got stuff under the tree, sure (many years she wrapped socks, stuff for school, etc..but we always had a LOT to unwrap!). But there were always one or two "big" presents for each kid, and one "family" present. So she would create these scavenger hunts that would lead us to our big gifts, then the family gift. We would get excited to help each other find our presents...and every year the hunt was a little different!

One year, there were clues hidden in the Christmas tree. Another year, they were inside walnut shells (which my dad laboriously glued back together). One year we had to follow a string of yarn all through the house. Stuff like that added to the excitement of Christmas morning, brought us kids together, and made for great stories to tell :)




10 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, your parents sound so FUN!

Cathy said...

That sounds like such fun!

On The Verge said...

What a cool idea!

Natalie said...

That is a really cool idea!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

A scavenger hunt for the bigger presents sounds pretty neat. Sounds like your parents were pretty creative.

Staci said...

What a creative idea! I'm sure it made Christmas morning and excitement last a lot longer too.

Tena said...

so much fun! I think I am going to do a scavenger hunt this year for the monkey's

Tracye said...

wow! that sounds like so much fun!

sandy said...

What a fabulous idea. My kids would love that! Thanks for sharing:)

Momstart said...

Your poor dad....sounds like a lot of fun though

 
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