Lots and lots of blogger friends are regaling us with their Christmas craft activities and tips. The ability to do lots of crafts with children seems to be part and parcel of being a good mummy at Christmas time. Now, can I just say that I am not one to shy away from craft activities, usually we do plenty of them. However, in the past few weeks I have been so incredibly busy, the sum total of my activities has been to make some little salt dough Christmas trees. I did attempt a bit of card making, but Toddler boy wanted to watch Buzz Light year for the millionth time and Fifi wanted to eat the paint, so I gave up.
It was three days after the start of advent when I managed to acquire an advent calender, I did intend to print out some little Christmas themed drawings and pop one in each stocking. I haven’t got around to that yet, so they are filled up with Celebration chocolates. I have managed to hang up some decorations that childminder made with the kids. This is major progress. We had all good intentions to acquire a tree on Sunday, but we couldn’t make up our mind. Then the kids got tired and so that has been postponed. The thought of a big dusty thing taking up space in my living room doesn’t fill me with the greatest sense of glee anyhow.
Part of it is that I don’t much like Christmas and I am forcing myself to get into the spirit, part of it is that I am just too busy now I am back at work. The other part, well to be honest I can’t be bothered. I’m sure that I am not alone in this. So please, join me in listing your bad Christmas Mummy credentials.