The Advent calendar is nearly complete. Despite my last-minute scrambling, it’s coming together more quickly than I anticipated. Thankfully, I have a few days to catch up. We’re hanging one ornament each night before bed to mark the days. Watching clumsy, chubby fingers coax the ornaments onto our twinkling little tree, we resist the urge to help for the sake of hurrying the process along. I hope that each year, as those tiny hands grow more agile, the wide-eyed wonder is not lost.