Well it is officially Christmas!!!!!
Well It's officially Christmas!!!!
Fireworks have been and gone and when you drive down the street you can see all the houses with their sparkly lights and some truly, ummmm, amazing decorations, that the kids love to crane their necks out of the car to see.
Soooooooooo ring the bells and dust off the decorations from the loft!!!
This is also the time when the panic kicks in!
Have we got enough food and drink? Will Aunty Pauline’s present arrive in time? The cats gone up the Christmas tree again!!!
To let you into a little secret, I am not the most organised Mum. Only 2 weeks to go and I only have one present sorted and hidden away!!! It may or may not have been the free spiral photo book that we have on our site, I’m not telling!
I dream of the day when I will join that exclusive club, the Organised Mum, buying gift wrap and cards in the January Sales. A list (don’t we all love a list, especially at Christmas!) of everyone I need to get presents for, all neatly written down and ticked off. The presents carefully hidden away and waiting before Halloween has reared its spooky head, so I can then be, da da daaaaaaaaaa, the Smug Mum!!!
Nodding considerately as I watch everyone else run around like headless chickens, tutting as I sip my tea, clutching my pearls and saying, “but of course I already have everything organised, you don’t?”
But alas, that is not me.
I am the mum running around Tesco seeing if that bottle of bubbly is in the sale yet, who am I kidding, I’ll buy it anyway! Scouring Amazon and only getting gifts if they can deliver it the next day (no I can’t wait 2-3weeks people!!!) Trying to make mince pies in an attempt to channel my inner Mary Berry, but getting the wrong pastry so now it looks more like something that I should have made for Halloween! Last minute change of Santa list presents from the kids, I wonder if they would be fooled by a paper mache version of My Little Pony’s castle?
The tree is up but has been decorated by the children so we have a very busy bottom half, think 4 baubles to a branch!!! Buuuuuut an empty top half as they can only stretch so far, I’m keeping my POP (Perfect Ornament Placement) disorder in check!
But for me, that’s what can be fun about Christmas, a bit chaotic but full of love and laughter, especially when I look at my tree!!!
So, buy that bubbly, find a bargain and whether you are super organised or pulling it all together at the last minute, you do Christmas your way!!!
Because that’s exactly what it is, YOUR Christmas, not the neighbours next door, not the other mums at the school gate or guys at the office. YOURS, and I’ll tell you another secret
it’s going to be amazing!!!