Kenzie: Hello, and welcome to Sister Saturday, the sixth week of December’s Stuffie Takeover Week! I’m Kenzie, and I’m here with Brookie. Together we’re co-writing this blog post…at 9:00 PM, no less…well, let’s blame it on Brookie for switching ideas and having to go to classes and procrastinating. *glares* Speaking of Brookie…where is she?
Brookie: Hi, readers! So, what kind of things do you usually like to do with your sister? With Kenzie, I like to talk my head off, read books, play outside, write in our journals, eat, sleep, rollerblade, and bake.
Kenzie: To take it up a notch, what kind of things do you like to do with your sister in December?
Brookie: Well, uh…I need some inspiration for that.
Kenzie: I have some inspiration ready.
Brookie: Really? Wow. Well, then, hurry up.
Kenzie: I present to you with grand fanfare — 10 Things To Do This December With Your Sister:
1. Listen To Christmas Music
Everybody loves Christmas music…especially us. 😀 Tune up some background music as you and your sister go about your everyday life: you won’t regret that you did! There are a lot of choices, but some of our personal favorites are: O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We Have Heard On High, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Joy To The World, and Ding, Dong, Merrily On High!
2. Go Christmas Shopping
Unless you’re doing Christmas shopping for each other, of course. In that case, we usually don’t accomplish successfully hiding what we bought for each other…But, if you’re doing just general Christmas shopping, bring your sister along for sure! It’s always great fun to shop. And especially so with your bestie by your side.
3. Make And Drink Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa + sister time = paradise. Heat some water, grab some mugs, pull out that hot chocolate mix that was neglected in the back of the pantry, find that bag of marshmallows, and settle down in a nice cozy nook with a book and a sister or two! I think we both can agree that hot chocolate is the best drink in the whole entire world. Even more so if it has marshmallows and crushed candy canes on the top.
4. Draw Pictures
The fact that you or your sister might not be an aspiring artist shouldn’t prevent you from doing some art! Use some of that creativity in your brain, and put it down on a sheet of paper in the form of pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, or whatever you wish. Try drawing a snow scene, a Christmas party scene, a poinsettia, or a wreath. You could maybe even do a 31 day December drawing challenge!
5. Decorate For Christmas
Go grab your sister! Dig out those boxes of decorations from their dusty crannies in the attic! String those Christmas lights on the tree, and don’t forget the ornaments! That reindeer looks cute, set it up on the kitchen counter. Make paper snowflakes and string them along the wall, oh, and that silver frame would look nice on the hallway wall. Nice piece of ribbon you have there, add it to the tree! You get the idea.
6. Bake Treats
We. Love. Baking! I think that so far this December, the two of us have already made three batches of cookies, two pies, a lemon tart, a batch of blueberry muffins, and a loaf of chocolate swirl banana shortbread. Baking is fun for people of all ages: from tag along tots to adults! It certainly is a great, festive way to spend time with your sister, and it (usually) yields delicious results. As long as nobody messes anything up and mistakes flour for baking soda…*hint hint*
7. Have Cozy Chats
There’s really nothing better than a good, long chat with a close sister. Arrange some quiet time, brew two cups of tea, settle down on the sofa, and just chat! Surprisingly, you’ll actually find a lot to talk about, and maybe you’ll get some problems sorted out, too. Overall, this is also a great relationship-building experience.
8. Do A Snow Photoshoot
Oh, oh, oh…snow photoshoots are PERFECTION. Provided you have snow in your area. (it snowed today, yay!) If you get any amount of snow, force your sister outside with a camera, and start shooting photos of each other. If you’re out of inspiration, you could start by shooting nice portrait photos of each other, and then getting creative and doing some original poses… Don’t stay out too long, though, no matter how beckoning some photo opportunity is, or you’ll freeze!
9. Watch A Movie
Our family has an interestingly long list of movies that are on our to-watch list. With the lack of school during Christmas break, we hope for a chance to get together and watch some of them! The same is true of your sister. I mean, Christmas break = extra TV time, riiiiight? And if you want to watch a Christmas movie but don’t have one on hand, your local library definitely will.
10. Pack OCC Boxes
The two of us do this every single year: it’s especially fun with an extra cousin or two to help. OCC stands for Operation Christmas Child, a nonprofit organization by Samaritan’s Purse. Basically, it’s where you can pack a shoebox full of goodies and send it to a child in need! This is an absolutely wonderful way to serve those who aren’t as fortunate as we are (well, well, I sounded like a Sunday school teacher there).
Brookie: Oh, and there’s a bonus 11th idea for you, too: Argue With Your Sister. 😉
Kenzie: I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and Stuffie Takeover Week thus far! Have a great December!
What are YOU planning to do with your sister this December?