Christmas starts early in our family. I know its barely December, but we’ve had our tree and decorations out for a couple of weeks now, and its Christmas songs that play in the family stereo – from the trad carols, to Jackson 5, or perhaps the Rat Pack.
The stockings and Advent calendar were hung, the “Countdown blackboard” which says “__ Days Till Christmas” has been dutily filled in (to complaints of “but thats sooooo long!”), and just yesterday, the first presents were laid beneath the waiting tree. They were presents from my daughter’s Godmother, who is moving house next week and was in a panic to get them out of her place before the move, which worked well for us as N was already complaining as to when the presents were coming (yes, 4 year-olds complain a lot- at least mine does!!). Within 10 seconds, O ripped off the ribbon and tag from his present, was scolded by his big sister, so proceeded to pull his favourite star-shaped ornaments off the tree. Sigh.
As for the man in the big red suit, we emailed him ages ago to tell him what N wanted for Christmas – a shiny new scooter. She has her heart set on it, but the terrible thing is that I havent found the “perfect one” anywhere. Help! So begins the Christmas rush.
[tags]Christmas, kids Christmas, Santa[/tags]