Monday, 3 December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Hurray, December is finally here!  That means it is fully acceptable to have your Christmas Tree up and your house adorned with sparkly, flashing, over the top decorations.  I LOVE it! It is, by far, my favourite time of the year. 


This year is going to be the best so far since we've had children as I think Meg will fully understand the idea of Father Christmas.  It's interesting though, the lengths we will go to to inspire the magic of Christmas for our children.  Louise at A Strong Coffee has written this post asking what white lies we are willing to tell our children to keep the mystery of Christmas.  I'm planning on telling several!

The main lie, obviously, is the one where we tell our children that if they don't behave Santa won't bring them any presents.  I know I've rolled that one out several times already this past weekend!  A new phenomenon (or, at least, new to me) is the Elf on a Shelf.  If you haven't heard of the Elf on a Shelf before make sure you read Emma's post from The Mini Mes and Me all about how the little visitor keeps a watch on how your children are behaving!

For those children who have behaved, it is important of course to make sure they've sent their letters to the North Pole.  We wrote ours this weekend although I think mine may be a little bit optimistic!  I love this letter Rachel has written making sure Santa knows she's been good!

Meg's letter was also quite interesting, I hope she doesn't remember too clearly what she wrote as I've already bought and wrapped most of her presents (I do love the wonders of the internet, I did 90% of my shopping in one afternoon!)  Last year she'd asked for quite obscure things (a trumpet being top of the list) but she didn't seem to notice too much once Christmas Day itself arrived and she was, mostly, overwhelmed by all the new toys in the house.

If you've got young children and you're wondering how the festive season will affect your household make sure you keep checking Babyhuddle's Advent Aunt posts designed to give you top tips for keeping things running smoothly.

To be honest, I think I'm more excited than Meg.  Michael Buble's Christmas Album has been on non-stop since it was officially 'allowed' on Saturday.  I do so love Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for including my post. I love the countdown to Christmas. We're also using the Elf on the Shelf with our son this year but it doesn't seem to have the wanted effect. I warned him that the elf is watching him and will report back to Father Christmas if he doesn't behave. Every morning, he gets up, finds the elf and turns him to face the wall. Only 2 years old and already immune to threats!

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