Thursday's advent book was Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson. In this book, Bear is deep in hibernation and his friends come to his cave to wake him up so they can enjoy Christmas together. They have all sorts of Christmas fun while trying to keep Bear awake, until...they fall asleep but Bear can't! Bear decides to make thoughtful Christmas presents for all his friends.
I thought this would be a cute go along book to making, or in our case, buying thoughtful gifts for siblings. I took each child by themselves to the store and assisted them in choosing thoughtful gifts for their siblings. Along the way we stopped to look at Santa (no one wanted to sit or talk to him!). It was sweet to see them interested in getting gifts for their siblings and I enjoyed having individual time with each of them.