Don’t Panic! Sat 20th Dec 2014

By | December 20, 2014


I imagine the shopping centres were horrendously busy, with a capital “H” today. Not a place that anyone of us would want to be, D has got considerably better at tolerating shopping trips, holding firmly into my hand, but no, we’ve had a nice day at home.

We haven’t sent out any postal Christmas cards this year, partly because I didn’t want to scribble and rush them, partly because it’s been quite an eventual year and I wanted to reflect that in any notes and partly because we ran out of time, it’s been a busy few weeks. We’ll send out New Year ones instead.

That kind of sets the tone for the next few days, to relax, to enjoy the family time together and to remember those who are no longer around. Reflection for us, hopefully enjoyment for the children.

D has been a lovely help today, arranging wrapped presents under the tree and generally quietly bubbling with excitement about it all…5 sleeps to go!

I did wonder if it would spoil the excitement for her, seeing presents under the tree, as opposed to them appearing on Christmas morning but we don’t have anywhere to “hide” them and she seems happy with seeing them already, but being aware she has to wait. Albeit grinning away, bless her.

T’s match was postponed (again) today but he’s had a good few hours of running about with a ball in the fresh air, he does need his football/trampolining for self-regulation.

Glitter time. Yesterday she ended up in a bowl of satsumas:

D wasn’t too keen on today’s, she thought Glitter might be uncomfortable, in a cracker, hopefully she’ll be somewhere more pleasing tomorrow (nice bit of empathy showed there by D, I thought):

I hope everyone’s day has gone well Jx

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