Not really. No one is getting any golden rings. But the song inspired me to try something a little different this year with William’s Christmas gifts. Instead of getting him one or a couple of bigger gifts, I decided to try (within a set budget) to get him 25 gifts. One for every day of December.
I had several reasons behind wanting to do this. I start celebrating Christmas the day after Halloween. Thanksgiving is a nice hiccup in the middle, but basically to me all roads are headed towards the most wonderful time of the year. We have a house rule, however, that I am not allowed to talk about Christmas (and if I do I am not to expect William to share my enthusiasm or get my feelings hurt should he not share my feelings) prior to the day after Thanksgiving. He, and 90% of America, like to enjoy Thanksgiving before Christmas sets in. I thought starting him off unwrapping presents on Dec. 1 might get him all excited earlier! And it seems to have worked! Ha!
We’re through day 5 (thus the 5 golden rings title)! He’s collected some goodies! I’ve snapped a photo of him every day so I can document everything. How precious is this kiddo?
- Day 1: New scarf (Really needed because it is so cold here! I actually had this as Day 21’s present but moved it so he could be using it sooner!)
- Day 2: His FIRST Alabama tshirt! So proud.
- Day 3: Tooth ornament (Tradition! I give him an ornament every year, and how fitting that this year’s is a tooth as he is still missing his!)
- Day 4: Pocket-knife/camping tool (He’s really needed one of these as well–every time we go to the airport they confiscate his pocket knives)
- Day 5: Shoelaces!