Another song title, you are welcome.
So, it’s Christmastime. I bloody love Christmas. I feel like this is my first proper one with Frankie, I was still a bit mental last year and genuinely can’t remember much about it but luckily he had no idea so no harm done. Hopefully. But this year he has a bit of awareness and loves the tree and lights and our matching jumpers. Honestly, loved it haha!
I’ve noticed this year, more than ever, how much pressure people put themselves under to get the best gifts for their kids and I’ve surprised myself a bit by being of the mindset that I’m not going to buy him a load of “stuff” just for the sake of it. We have gotten him a wooden train set because he loves trains and I know he will play with it lots and we’ve asked family to buy him some Thomas The Tank Engine trains to go on it. He’s also had a new bauble and will be getting some new Xmas even pyjamas but I feel that’s plenty. His train set was expensive and quite frankly we can’t afford much else this year. I hope that next year and beyond I can get away with being as sensible about it because I don’t think Christmas is about overspending on pointless things, it’s about family. And food.
I also don’t believe in the Elf on the Shelf thing. I feel that Christmas is a magical time of year, still as an adult I feel that way. But I don’t think kids need excessive deception in order to create that magic, I think I feel too strongly about this and I am of the opinion that each to their own but I just worry if we go too far with “creating” the magic rather than just allowing it to be, when they inevitably find out or realise the truth, that their memories may be tainted. I haven’t met anyone else who shares this opinion yet, but I feel it all the same! I also don’t want to use it as a disciplinary tool or “threat” because what about the rest of the year?
Anyway, just my thoughts. Ultimately, let’s just eat, drink and be merry and don’t feel that you need to spend a fortune to give your kids an incredible Christmas.