Monday, December 19, 2011

A little Christmas spirit...

I had done zip, nada, nothing to inject any Christmas spirit into our house... until yesterday.

The boys have plenty of the stuff course. They have already met Santa twice -  although the first encounter (at a neighborhood bbq in the local park) rather failed to convince. I think it was the fact that all the kids chasing him for lollies pulled his red pants off.

The guy you see above was a professional and his ho-ho-hoing did the trick for all the kids at my youngest son's new pre-school.

The boys also received their own message from Santa this year via Portable North Pole - it's a little cheesy but you should have seen the looks on their faces when they watched the personal message from The Big Guy. Try it with your true believers.

Unfortunately my second son's ever changing needs are a little hard for Santa to meet. He wanted blue curtains for Christmas and that darn internet Santa has now promised to deliver them.  Although when I asked him ten minutes ago what he'd like he'd changed his mind again. Now he wants a plastic tree and some plastic flowers. And looked at me as though I was an aging lunatic when I asked what exactly those were.

Now that the Christmas spirit has descended (well, our tree is up) I've decided to make Retromummy's rocky road for my son's classmates.

It's the least I could do.

I'm a big fan of the 'least I could do' policy at this time of year.


  1. Haha I've been a bit disillusioned by Santa lately myself! We only just put our tree up yesterday too, having realised it's a week til Christmas and the only people to feel Christmasy in the house are the little ones. And you know, our near-four year old keeps changing her mind about what she wants from Santa too! We must be twins? :P

  2. Haha! Maybe cause I'm 35 weeks preggers and in the nesting phase but I'm here frantically trying to make it OVERLY Christmas.... tree has been up since 1 dec, made stockings and decorating and reading Christmas books to the kids... although it's all home based as I dont have the energy to take them to santa ... and I cant even find my christmas carol cd's.... Oh and my SIL did that portable north pole message for her 7 yr old and it totally FREAKED HIM OUT... he screamed and then refused to walk anywhere by himself incase Santa popped up and said hello. LOL!
    Merry first Christmas back in Melb! :)

  3. I'm a fan of the 'good enough mother'. I fed you. It didn't come from a drive through. I am amazing! School finished today. That should test my parenting skills. Annie x..

  4. we had the same experience with the portable north pole ... santa said he'd bring darling boy a doll ... doll, what doll says darling boy ... I want a couch for my room ...auch !! le xox

  5. I think I might adopt the 'least I could do' policy for an entire year...2012 seems as good as any! And the thought of Santa being pantsed in a park...made my day :)

  6. Hi Ann, so lovely to spend some time catching up with your news. Melbourne sounds like a good move, its special to be near family, especially for those of us who haven't lived near them for a while! Hope this coming year is a good one for you, bit less stressful, full of fun and adventure. Looking forward to catching up more. Love and hugs, Emma.

  7. I am a great fan of your Christmas policy!!!!!
    Have a wonderful and magic Christmas xxx

  8. Ann, you always crack me up with your Christmas posts. This one's so exception! And tell me, does Corrie's recipe deliver the goods? It sounds so tempting! J x


Thanks for taking the time to write, Ann x


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