I'm not feeling very Christmassy.
Perhaps I should get the decorations down from the loft, write my Christmas cards and do my Christmas shopping.
I should do something Christmassy, but I've gone off chocolate and I hate sherry!
We've decided not to put up our Christmas tree this year. Presley and Cash are only just two and one. For a start they're too young to know what Christmas is. Also I can't face the inevitable decoration tugging/eating/hiding that's bound to take place on an hourly basis.
We decided to go to town and decorate the mantel piece, but it's already got a few randomly placed Christmas cards on it so I've lost enthusiasm for the idea.
I took the boys to their first Christmas party today. Thank you Lancashire County Council Libraries and Information Service for opening our small local library especially for the Bounce and Rhyme group today. We sang our usual songs and a few Christmas songs too, but a quick rendition of Jingle Bells does not a Christmassy Sandy make!
The librarians had arranged party games and food. All the children were given a teddy bear, Presley handed them out to all the babies, he was so sweet and gentle with them - why can't he always be like that with his brother?! Presley also won a badge for being second best at 'musical bumps'. He was winning 'pin the nose on the reindeer', but was pipped at the post by an older boy. His first taste of how life isn't fair!
All the children were given a book as a Christmas present too. What a lovely thing for the library to do. Presley knew that he had been given a present and asked if he could unwrap it. I had to say yes as we've no tree to put it under. Perhaps he does get Christmas after all.
Right, that's enough bah humbug from me. Where's my Christmas CD? It's at times like this I need Boney M to put me on the right path.
Ho ho ho & that!