Flylady’s Holiday Control Journal and Operation Christmas Child

Thanks to Flylady’s Holiday Control Journal, we already have our Operation Christmas Child boxes packed and ready to go. And it’s still a whole week until it’s time to drop them off! Amazing.

Looking ahead with the Holiday Control Journal, I was able to plan a day last week to specifically dedicate to getting our Operation Christmas Child boxes filled. On Friday afternoon, we went to town, got our Book-It pizzas for the month of October and ate them in the park. This set the stage for a fun afternoon. Then, we dropped off Tim, Peter (who politely asked if he could stay with Tim and draw) and Anne at Mom and Dad’s house so Margaret, Eleanor, Lydia, Charlotte and I could go shopping in (relative) peace and calm. Eleanor had made a list of items ahead of time so we were fed, focused and ready to shop.

We found every item that we had on the list (and then some) as we filled a box for an older boy, a box for a girl who might be 10 years old and a box for a 2-year-old girl. Eleanor, especially, gets such a big kick out of filling the shoe boxes. And Charlotte got some practice in thinking of others before herself.

Thanks to Flylady’s Holiday Control Journal, we had a delightful, calm afternoon thinking of others.

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One Response to “Flylady’s Holiday Control Journal and Operation Christmas Child”

  1. Joey Says:

    Another wunnerful family tradition. Thanks for doing this year after year.

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