It’s Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Kindness — and Day 1 of Blogmas, which I’m super excited about as well. Today’s ‘mission’ wasn’t quite as exciting as I would have liked it to be, but we made due. I’ve had the craziest week at work, and stayed at the office a bit later than I probably should have before running off to pick up E from daycare. She and Ty were leaving shortly after work to go visit his parents for the night, so I knew I didn’t have much time. As most things go around here, Day 1 was rushed.
I explained to her briefly in the car that we were going to be “Kindness Elves” for the next 12 days, doing good things for others. She seemed to understand and was excited. The quickest option available was to pick up a gift tag at our local pharmacy as part of their “Be a Santa to a Senior” campaign.
Guys, it’s the most adorable campaign ever. Each year, Ty and I participate in it — even pre-Ellie. And I always knew I couldn’t wait to involve our kids someday. We love this campaign. It’s happy and sad all at once. Some of the requests are so simple. It makes me emotional every year.
Ellie picked this year’s tag all on her own. She picked “Carolyn”. Carolyn is diabetic, and wants kleenex, cheesies and a necklace for Christmas (cue the waterworks! I’m done!).
So, we shopped around for a bit and purchased what we could at the pharmacy before heading home. I added a large print cross-word puzzle book and will probably add some slippers in addition to a nice note/card and the necklace. When Ellie gets home later this weekend, she’ll help me write the card and we’ll drop it back off to the pharmacy.
I wish we had had time to finish our mission from start to end tonight, but it was still a great kick-off nonetheless.
(Plus, we ran into this guy. Totally worth it. Seeing the magic of Christmas through a 4 year old’s eyes is freaking awesome. I highly recommend it.)