December 26 is National Candy Cane Day.
For Christmas, friends of ours gave us hot chocolate packets with candy canes. One of their children who is Jr. Jr.'s age picked out a special candy cane spoon just for him along with a hot chocolate packet. Unfortunately since Christmas (yesterday), Lucky has been on a candy kick getting into any candy he can find whether it's his or not. Sigh.
He found Jr. Jr.'s candy cane spoon. Yep, and ate it or part of it until I took some out of his mouth. Oooooooooooh. Poor Jr. Jr. He was upset. He cried. He got hugs from Mommy. But he did not hit or yell at his little brother. I was very proud of him. I took the opportunity to talk to him about how it's okay to get upset, to be sad, to cry when something like that happens, but he made a very good choice to not get angry and hit or yell at his brother.
After getting over being upset, Jr. Jr. calmly asked me if maybe we had enough money to buy a new candy cane spoon. So sweet, so precious. So Daddy contacted our friends to ask where they had gotten those spoons so we could look for one for Jr. Jr.. They said they had some more and Jeremy could go over and get a new one for Jr. Jr. Thank you, friends.
So, Jr. Jr. got a new candy cane spoon which he was very happy about and was able to use it in his hot chocolate this evening. And Jr., Nichole, and I all had candy canes in hot chocolate as well.
Lucky was put to bed before we had the hot chocolate. He did not get any.