The presents are wrapped, the first box of Quality Street has been opened, the stockings are hung on the fireplace and the list of Christmas films have been circled in the Radio Times ahead of the next few days. It’s definitely Christmas time!
As we head into the Christmas festivities, it’s time to down tools for a few days to spend time with my boys as we enjoy our last Christmas as a family of three. I never imagined our Christmas this year to look like this and I’m feeling ever so lucky that I have a wriggly baby in my tummy with his big brother excitingly waiting for his arrival in the next few weeks.
People keep telling me to put my feet up and get some rest so now I’ve reached 37 weeks pregnant, I’m going to take everyone’s advice and stop for a bit. I’m looking forward to eating too many cheese savouries (I have the Rennie to hand), drink an Appletiser or two (so rock n’ roll!) and spend a few days being as lazy as possible surrounded by boxes of Lego, tubs of biscuits and enjoying the company of my lovely family.
I’ll be treasuring the next few days as Olly excitingly puts out the mince pie, carrot and milk for Father Christmas. I cannot wait to see his face on Christmas Day and just treasure the excitement, the joy and the amazement in moments from my little boy who really is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. The saying “I used to think being a kid at Christmas was the best thing ever but it turns out, having kids at Christmas definitely is” most definitely applies.
So from my family to yours, I hope that your Christmas is just how you imagine it. Full of fun, love and joy. Remember it’s the presence not the presents and the memories of quality family and friends time that will always outweigh the gifts.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas everyone