Things I Know About Christmas

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Now that December is here the whole Christmas caper has seemingly arrived in a flash – well, it has for me, anyway.

So, in the spirit of caring and sharing, I want to share the things I know about Christmas.

1. Late night shopping in the lead-up to Christmas is painful on so many levels. Last night I ventured out to the largest local shopping centre and took more than half an hour to find a park. I then ran around like a lunatic for nearly 2 hours in a bid to get it over and done with so I don’t have to go back again – please God, don’t make me do that again…

2. You shouldn’t throw out old baubles without checking first with your husband. You may only see retro junk in a old fashioned tapered bauble but your husband has the vision to see a zeppelin for his miniature models – although it is fun to watch your husband scour the bin to rescue his treasure…

3. A small christmas tree has many advantages. It is easier for the older kids to help decorate but it can also be placed out of reach of your 19 month old who thinks it’s a great game to pull all the pretty things off the tree…

4. For the next few weeks I don’t need an excuse to buy chocolate coated scorched almonds…

5. I’m proud of Matilda Bear for writing her own Christmas cards this year and handing them out herself – if only I was quite so organised…

6. I’m not sure how “Santa” is going to find the opportunity to assemble the big new trampoline in time for Christmas morning without the kids catching on…any tips will be greatly appreciated!

So these are a few of the things I know right now about Christmas. I’m joining in with Shae from Yay for Home for Things I Know – what do you know this week (and, more importantly, do you have any tips for putting up a trampoline on Christmas Eve without the kids knowing???)

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2 Responses

  1. tinsenpup says:

    Shopping centres are awful at the best of times. Shudder. As for the trampoline, They’re not super tricky to put together as long as you work systematically. I’d recommend studying the instructions before you begin.
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    • Kirsty says:

      Lord yes! I was hoping to avoid the shopping centre thing again but I have found out I do have to go back to collect another part of the layby that was stored off-site – I will ensure I get there first thing in the morning one day this week instead!

      Instructions are a must – we’re thinking about taking the kids over to their grandparents sometime on christmas eve (during the day) so we can duck back and try to put it all together during daylight hours – we’ll see how that plan goes!

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