Day 3 - Put new batteries in our toys night!
I can often remember telling the boys that the toy isn't working anymore because the batteries are dead but I don't have very many memories of replacing the batteries for them. Tonight's advent calendar plan was to replace batteries in all of their toys that weren't working. Reid seemed a little down at first when we explained it but once we started getting replacements in and "new" toys going we had a lot of fun. The majority of the toys were remote control - cars, space shuttles, 4 wheelers, tractors, zamboni's - we've got them all.
Once we (dad and the boys) had replaced all the batteries that we could find needed replacing we took all the remote control vehicles upstairs and the boys had races around the kitchen island with them. It was way past time for baths and bed before we even realized it.