Where have the times gone when I used to be so excited and could not wait for Christmas Day. The run up to it took forever and my calendar looked like something from a prison cell wall. Every day meticulously ticked off and it would drag on forever. How many sleeps until Christmas? As a child it is a magical time, lots of fun things are going on in school and at home. The baking, the school fayre, the school disco, the carol concert, decorating the house and so on.
Today as an adult and working mother it is not quite the same. I am now dreading the arrival of Christmas, as the run up to it is filled with stress. Have I remembered everything?
|Ordered the children’s Xmas dinner at school||yes|
|Hamper present for school fare||done|
|Paid for school disco||I think so|
|Decorated the house||yes|
|Wrote all the Christmas cards||no|
|Got all the presents||some online ones have still not arrived and panic is starting to set in|
|Food shopping done||no dreading it|
|Work up to date for Xmas break||sort of|
|Planned outfits for kids and me||no, nothing fits as have been overeating due to stress of Xmas time|
|Wrapped all the presents||no, hate wrapping and half of presents not even here yet|
|Christmas baking with kids||yes kitchen is a mess and cookies look nothing like picture on recipe. Children got bored towards the end and I’m left with 50 Cookies still to cut out|
|Present for husband sorted||he doesn’t like anything anyway|
|Been to Christmas carol concert in school||yes|
|Presents for teachers||no tomorrow last day of school|
|Have I got enough booze in||NO|
|Have I got any money left||No|
|House cleaned||Not for the last 2 weeks|
But oh how lovely to see the kids with not a care in the world counting the sleeps until Father Christmas arrives and their little faces when opening presents. Makes it almost all worthwhile.