Saturday, December 1, 2012

Alphabet Advent – B is for…


B-8-cap ears and books

One of my favorite traditions as a kid was sitting on the couch with my sisters, carefully scratching the Scratch and Sniff stickers in Patricia Scarry’s The Sweet Smell of Christmas. The distinct bottled smell of the pine tree signals Christmas for my brain long before it’s time to bring a tree inside. It wouldn’t be Christmas for me without Little Bear and picture books.

We added Bear Stays Up for Christmas to our Christmas bear book collection in 2017. As a person with idiopathic hypersomnia, I often feel like a hibernating bear. I certainly relate to Bear's experience trying to stay awake for Christmas. Like Bear, I appreciate all my friends and family who help me stay awake and are patient with my hibernating bear qualities.

Patricia M. Scarry The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook)

Karma Wilson's Bear Stays Up for Christmas



Joanne said...

That was a favorite book. Do you remember reading a short Christmas story each night before taking a turn with putting a piece up on the advent calendar. Glad B is for books and little bear.

Jocelyn said...

Yes, I do remember that tradition. Thank you for taking the time to implement traditions year after year. I also remember that the advent calendar is supposed to be on rotation and that my turn should be very soon.