Monday, November 19, 2007

is thanksgiving almost here?

my girls are obsessed about "when" things are going to happen. when do i have soccer, when do i have dance, when will i be 5, when is grandma coming to visit, when are the missionaries eating over, when do i go to school, when is it church day....on and on. they ask me "when" 800 times a day. it wouldn't be such a big deal, but they have no concept of time. tomorrow is the same thing as next week to them! well, i came up with a genius idea. i bought one of those gigantic desktop calendars and wrote/drew pictures on each day there was something they would want to know about. now i say, "go look at your calendar" 800 times a day!! they are SO excited for thanksgiving because grandma and gwapa sullivan are coming to visit. this morning they woke up and started the "when is it thanksgiving" routine and i told them to shut it and go look at the calendar!!! they came up squealing because they realized grandma and grandpa are coming tomorrow. THANK GOODNESS!!! i think we're going to have a "when" free week...maybe!

4 comments:

The Hamlin Family said...

Good idea on the calender. Hopefully that will last at least a couple of weeks. You guys are coming to Utah for Christmas...right???

Erin said...

Angie!! I was so excited to hear from you! I didn't even know you had a blog, until you commented on ours! Yeah!! It sure beats catching up on a whole year's worth at christmas time! It was so good to see you guys last year, and I can't believe how big your girls are getting. They are so beautiful!! I need to get your new address for christmas cards, by the way...take care, and it's SO good to hear from you! My email is : marriotterin@gmail.com.

The Hamlin Family said...

I think that's really neat that you are going to start your own traditions. Matt and I started doing our own little thing last year...but we still get to see our families in the late afternoon since they all live so close. Don't worry...I will take pictures for you.

The Kahumokus said...

Sounds like I need to invest in a desktop calendar. My boys are the same way. Have a happy Thanksgiving!