THE FUN STUFF

12 things to do at Christmas

I love this time of year, especially the lead up to Christmas. So many things to see and do. It’s made even more special because my kiddies still believe. Here’s what we’ll be up to.

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Why do dads have more fun?

As mums, we put the practicalities of life ahead of having fun with our families. Then we wonder why we’re not enjoying life! It’s our choice. Read on to find out what I think.

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What do you do on Christmas Eve?

I want to make Christmas eve special not just for my kids but also for me and my husband. There are a few things we do every year that puts a smile on all our faces.

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Making the most of Easter whilst the doors are closed

If we haven’t been tested already in these unusual times, it’s now the Easter holidays. I’ve checked the weather and depending on which app I consult, it could be sunny or it could even rain. So, as you would expect, I’ve come up with a plan that will satisfy most outcomes. I can’t help it. I’m a planner. Plus, it makes me feel in control. Which is definitely what I need during these challenging times.

Here’s how we’re going to be celebrating.

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What are you doing on Christmas Day?

Hands up if you’re a fan of Christmas? I love it. I think I always have. It’s the magic of this time of year. The streams of fairy lights that dress the houses of our road. The smell of the Christmas tree in our lounge. And of course, the infectious excitement of our kiddies. As far as they’re concerned, the lead up to Christmas started months ago!

So, what will your day look like? Are you hosting Christmas or is someone else? Even better, are you going out?

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What do you do on Christmas Eve?

I’ve definitely got that Christmas feeling. The tree is up and decorated. Our children are practicing for their Christmas performances. I’ve started to write Christmas cards and Christmas shopping has begun. Plus, one of my favourite things is planning what delicious feasts I will be cooking over Christmas.

I love this time of year. I mean, what’s not to love. And it’s even more special because of my children. They get so excited. I don’t know of a child that doesn’t get excited. 

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Which Advent Calendar would you buy?

So being completely honest, when it comes to buying Advent Calendars I just look at what is available in the supermarket and go for the cheapest chocolate one. This is because it’s the simplest solution to satisfying my children. As far as they’re concerned, they just want a chocolate one. They’re not fussy on what type of chocolate. Well, as long as it tastes good. So to be fair, it’s got to be from a decent producer, which is usually Cadburys.

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