So Christmas has hit our house this week, BIG TIME!
Tuesday night Baldy Boy’s work had a birthday/Christmas party for families (something apparently they don’t ever do) so the girls and I trekked over at dinner to see what Daddy really does at work.
The girls were very excited to be going and had talked jumping castles all afternoon, but I was skeptical about the whole deal as the last two jumping castled attempts ended 30 seconds after they started because there was ‘other kids’ on there! So when we got there we had a look at the jumping castles and the response was not promising. Then Izzy surprised us all but going on a pony ride! She looked petrified the whole time but she held on and said after that she loved it. Then we ate (free food, so we all pigged out!) and then Zoe decided (with a bit of a pep talk from Daddy) that she’d have a pony ride too… and she even went through with it! We lined up for balloon hats and then with all the courage in the world they both headed to the jumping castle. They both went in and jumped for a short time despite it being full of kids… very impressive!
The girls saw ‘Santa’… well for the split second before they dived behind our legs and hid! Zoe was just about crawling into my pants with fear.. but still managed to stick out her hand when Santa asked if she wanted a lolly!
We had a quick tour of Daddy’s work and got to look through the window and see the part that he works in. (you are not allowed in because you need to be gowned etc ) Then we went back to see the end of BABBA in concert. Surprisingly Zoe loved it.. got up and danced like a mad woman. Izzy was having issues with the grass and her allergies so wasn’t so keen, but it seems the super sensitive hearing is only a problem if you don’t like what you hear, and since Zoe knows Abba from listening in the car with me she was in her element!
Wednesday we attempted a spot of Christmas shopping. Only locally since I wasn’t prepared to brave a major shopping centre quite yet. The girls weren’t very impressed that the stuff we were buying wasn’t for them and they still haven’t got the concept that we need to wait till ‘Christmas’ to give E her present! We did manage to buy for some of the kids we needed to and one adult which is a start. Then Thursday at the learning ladder party I knocked off all the other kids we needed to buy for and bought something for the girls…. so I have at least made a start. Better late than never!
Santa also came via the post this week in the form of three (yes for my three children) whoopee cushions… thanks ever so much for that Santa I just love blowing those up 1 million times a day and encouraging my children’s already very great love of toilet humour! And a really wonderful, amazing, gorgeous, MUSICAL Christmas card! Those family members who are responsible for the high pitched constant ear piercing Christmas music that is played on a regular basis know who they are and will be pleased to know that despite the fact my children can trash a room in thirty seconds they still haven’t managed to break the bloody card! Oh but yes, it is the thought that counts right!?
Today we bought our Christmas tree… of course got it all the way over the other side of the city at my parents place and had to lug it home in the car, as you do! But it is a nice little living tree in a pot that will hopefully do us for the next few years if I don’t kill it. When we got home I took a deep breath and let the girls decorate…. the idea being since they decorated it they might not destroy it?
Yeah ok wishful thinking… I am sure they are out there right now taking it apart as carefully as they put it together… but I can dream can’t I? At least try to get into the spirit of Christmas for a second or two!