I've heard people often state that many holidays are commercially driven (i.e. Easter with the Bunny and Christmas with Santa) and there is certainly truth behind the claim. Recently, it occurred to me that the various holidays have a whole new motivation: bribing your kid to BEHAVE! :) Take a look...
Mommy says, "Sydney, if you don't behave you won't go trick or treating."
Mommy says, "Sydney, if you don't behave Santa will skip our house."
Mommy says, "Sydney, if you don't behave there will be no Valentine making."
Mommy says, "Sydney, if you don't behave the Easter Bunny will hop right by us."
So on and so on. Now, it all makes sense to me and I have a whole new appreciation for the holidays! :)
Just in case you were wondering what holiday is next...Syd's birthday! :) She is DYING to get chewing gum on her third birthday. We had no idea when it was safe for her to chew gum and so we randomly told her she could on her third b-day. Unfortunately for us, she has never forgotten it! Any thoughts on that? Three should be okay right?
Hope you are having a great day!