After dinner this evening, Ben told Reese that Christmas was almost here because it had snowed today. I got the calendar down and showed him today's date and how far away Christmas is - 50 days. I then explained that he has to be obedient and listen to what his mom and dad say in order to get presents for Christmas. Well, he jumped right off his chair, got the brooms out of the closet, and he and Reese spent the next 15 minutes sweeping up the mess Reese had made in the kitchen (shredded Kleenex). He kept telling her she was doing such a great job and that Santa would bring her lots of presents. This could be a really long 7 weeks. It looks like it may also work out to my advantage!