This is it.
We’re in the home stretch now.
Four more sleeps til Christmas Eve. If you’re not ready yet, I don’t envy you having to trudge through packed stores and waiting in endless lines. Unless you are my husband and don’t mind such annoyances.
I am done all of my shopping. Everything’s wrapped and ready.
Except for my Dad. Each year he proves to be the one person who I don’t have a clear idea of what I should give. He’s a simple man who leads a simple life. He can only use so much ManU merchandise. I check out the British shops to see if there are nice tea biscuits from back home or restock his Nambarrie tea. New socks are always useful. Right…?
Each year, he’s the tough one to buy for.
Who do you find to be the hardest to buy for on your list?
One thing Sean and I had to agree upon was whether or not Santa wrapped presents.
Growing up, our presents from Santa were not wrapped.
Santa wraps our childrens’ presents. But then there’s the issue of wrapping paper. Will Santa use different wrapping paper than what I use or will he just use ours. To keep things as complicated as possible Santa uses different wrapping paper and must find a space in our house to hide it so the younger two don’t see and and start to wonder. The 12 yr old is in on it now.
He still believes – oh yes he does! but he knows. *wink*wink*
Does Santa wrap the presents at your house?
My mum and sisters and I were discussing holiday plans the other day. My oldest sister hadn’t decided where she was going or what she was doing either Christmas Eve or Christmas day. I felt bad for her quandry. Sean and I have been extremely fortunate that his family has their big celebration on Christmas Eve, following Sean’s mom’s German traditions. We have a big turkey feast and gift opening on the 24th. We head home and our kids are in bed between 8-9pm.
They wake up Christmas morning to more presents and we stay home all day preparing a roast beef feast for whoever wants to join us – usually all four grandparents and my sisters, nieces and nephew.
That’s how it’s been every Christmas since we’ve had kids and I love it. We are so lucky to have these traditions that our kids look forward to each year.
What holiday traditions do you look forward to each year?
It’s also the time of year when you see these roving around the roadways.
I’m not sure what prompts a person to dress their vehicle up in a costume, but really – I cannot take your road rage seriously when you have outfitted your car with a red nose and fabric antlers.
To the guy who put snow tires his car on and turned into a douche because he had snow tires on his car and thought I wasn’t going fast enough in the shitty weather last week – sorry, but when you flipped me the bird you just looked like…well…a big ol’ douche. I cannot feel threatened by your reindeer car. It just made me want to go even s l o w e r.
I don’t have a question about this one…just more of a short commentary.
So tell me, what’s your favourite thing about the holidays? What do you most look forward to?