Our Christmas 2015

We had a fantastic Christmas for
one I did not have tonsillitis this year so could savour every mouthful of my
mum’s wonderful Christmas dinner! 
Although sadly we had no more of the Harrods champagne I missed last year…
mind you I am just as happy with Asti as I am not a girl to stand on ceremony!

The boys were very excited (if
not slightly manic!) about EVERYTHING. 
I did not have the best nights of sleep on Christmas Eve as youngest was
up coughing bless him, it does not help when he then notices at 1am that Santa
HAS BEEN and asks every few minutes can he look in his stocking. The answer was no on repeat until it was a
more reasonable hour and he could share the unveiling of the stocking contents
with his brother.

We had another year of believing
in Santa which was lovely of course, I do want to drag it out as long as
possible, but in some ways you do feel a bit cheated! We make it quite clear that we send money for the elves to buy
materials to make the toys, but still youngest said quite put out “Where are
the presents from you Mummy and Daddy?!?”. 

After all the unwrapping eldest
looked at the boxes his presents arrived in and said “If the Elves make them
why does it say Made in the USA on that one?!?” – so I either have to up my
game next year (with made by elves stickers covering anything suspect OR accept
we have not got long of believing left!). 
My friend is adamant she is booking a trip to Lapland to see Santa when
her children start to waiver in their belief, I think all that snow, reindeers
and a more realistic Santa might get a bit more mileage out of it, so I am
undecided whether we will do the same! 
If I were booking a holiday I would rather head to the sunshine.

Overall the boys were pleased
with their presents, eldest had a drum set as his main one and oh my our house
is VERY noisy at the moment, more so than usual! With two boys it’s never going to be peaceful anyway so I might
as well let them embrace being LOUD!

#drumkit #drums my little drummer x A video posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Dec 28, 2015 at 2:38am PST

Youngest is over the moon with his metal detector the
only thing is he now wants to collect random bits and bobs more than usual (so
rusty pieces of old metal etc are gathering in the hallway, waiting for me to
casually get rid of them again when he isn’t looking!), I had thought they had
found some real coins but later hubbie admitted (just to me) that he had planted
them in the sand to raise our sons spirits! 
Now he wants to go metal detecting every day so this could turn out to
be an expensive hobby for us!

In search of treasure #metaldetecting #metaldetector x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Dec 27, 2015 at 8:08am PST

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