To all of my followers, I hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season, and a lovely weekend if you don’t celebrate Christmas.
I’d like to have wished you a relaxing Christmas but we all know that it is one of the least relaxing times, for many reasons (like catering for 12, something I avoided this year!) Trying to maintain any sense of order with a 2 year old and a 5 year old is like taming a pride of lions who’ve been fed entirely on blue smarties. We’ve had a good time though, and it’s been fantastic to have Mr Craft with us for a few days whilst he’s off work. (He’s paying for it at New Year!)
Some of our highlights have included my daughter announcing that we have ‘detonations’ all over the ceiling and my son telling anyone who would listen (there were a lot of people in the butchers on Christmas Eve!) that daddy bought him some special wine to go with Christmas dinner. He meant Schloer, which made for an interesting conversation and a few raised eyebrows! We also discovered that Mr Craft tends to get a bit too competitive when playing games aimed at children aged 5-8, which led to a few tears (not mine) until we fully enforced the rules.
We managed to cook the lunch whilst opening the gifts we’d all been given, and apart from the roasties being completely rubbish and not very roasted at all it was a success. The children had made table centrepieces when we visited a talented friend just before Christmas, so they took pride of place. Party hats, rubbish jokes and ‘wine’, a lot of persuading to just nibble the tiniest bit of Brussels sprout and an afternoon of films and playing with the new toys made it a blissful day overall, just as we had planned.
We still have lots of visiting to do and many more festivities to enjoy, I hope you have some great plans for the coming week. Whatever you’re doing, have a wonderful time.