This post is in response to the Britmums Blog Prompt: What was your personal highlight from this past Christmas and New Yearâ€™s season?Â
I’m not very good at Christmas so the fact that I enjoyed our first Christmas in our new house this year was a big deal. It was the first year that small one really got involved in Christmas, and the first year that we bought her a “proper” present – a lovely (and bargainous) Ebay balance bike. There was great excitement over making cards, decorating the tree, Father Christmas’ visit and all the stocking pressies too.
Here are my favourite moments from Christmas 2011:
1. Giggling hysterically alone in my car outside our local Sainsburys at the “Seasonal” signage….
2. Making “make your own cookie” jars for family and friends. Small one hasn’t really had sweets much and greatly enjoyed sorting smarties and M&Ms into colours for about an hour before I caved and admitted to her that they were edible.
3. Small one’s excitement at her Christmas presents, and riding her “motorbike” for the first time.
4. Decorating the Christmas cake. I realise the motorbike and turtle may not be traditional in your household, but my Dad and I consider them essential to any decent Christmas, and it was great fun doing it together.
What were your highlights?