Contagious – Fri 21st Nov 2014

By | November 21, 2014

There was a time when the build up to Christmas (and the day itself) would pass D by completely.

The run-up was all too stressful, she’d attempt to join in with rehearsals for class Christmas performances, wear the costume at home and then, on the day, be so overcome with anxieties so wouldn’t be able to take part.

Same as Christmas itself, she wouldn’t understand the meaning behind it and any presents were discarded, the boxes and paper would be explored instead.

Not so now!

D has been practising Christmas songs all week at school and this has continued at home, we are regularly singing along to videos before the b e d time routine and she just loves it all. Seeing the decorations in the shopping centre last weekend has made her extremely enthusiastic for our tree to go up (not yet) and her delight at all things Christmas-y is very contagious. Very!

Tomorrow is the Christmas fair at her school, which is causing excitement too, all making for a very smiley D with positively no “worst bits” for the week – which is great.

Not so for T, he had a very grumpy start to the day with out-of-routine bits and pieces needed to be taken in for lessons. Grumpy was an understatement, as well as snappy. Very much so. A “keep calm and keep parenting” scenario.

But his sister’s enthusiasm this afternoon had grown on him and I anticipated his “worst bits” to be any manner of things, instead he chose “the weather”.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx

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Gym Bunny Mummy on 22nd November 2014 at 1:15 pm.

How lovely to read, glad it ended up being a good day all round x

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Jeannette on 24th November 2014 at 2:51 pm.

Thanks, we have up and down days (never just middling) but that was a good one 🙂

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