Photo by Chewy Chua… and there’s no need to be afraid.
Or so wrote the inimitable, and not at all tramp like, harpy marrying, ridiculous child naming, humanitarian and all around do-gooder..Bob Geldof
Now yes, I realise that it isn’t Christmas time yet…despite what the shops and TV adverts are telling us. However, I have now confirmed my Chrimble plans fully.
I will be spending Christmas Day doing…well…I don’t actually know, beyond calling the kids. The reason? Well, I am having a German Christmas this year with the W’s…and Germans celebrate their Christmas day on our Christmas Eve. It’s pretty much the same as ours, big family thing, lots of food and pressies to open…just done the evening before.
It’s more of a family affair than I am used to though, with pretty much the whole W clan arriving to Oma W’s apartment for fun and frivolity. In our family, and I think this is true of a lot of British families, we do Christmas day with the kids and immediate family…and Boxing day is when we start going around visiting other family members etc. I am looking forward to it.
Then, a few days later, we are off to Blighty, where I will be having all four of my kids for once, and I am ecstatic about that. My family will get to meet CW and I know they are looking forward to it…especially the kids. After talking to Brandon yesterday, he plans to make a special hot chocolate for her…just incase she is feeling sick from the English beer and too much Devils Food Cake :-)
It is also fairly unique for me, in that I will be doing “Christmas 2 – This time it’s personal” for the first time that I can remember. Normally, I make sure that the kids presents are wherever the kids are on Christmas day. I prefer it that way and have never really liked the “2 Christmas Days” thing…
This time though, I will have all 4 of my kids together, and I intend to enjoy it properly…so just this once, I will be doing a 2nd Christmas day…and I love the idea of watching them open everything..I know it’s a little selfish, but I want that. There is another reason though…and that is that I am not quite as organised as I normally am…by now, in a normal year, over half of the presents would already be at my Mums place for wrapping and sending on…as of right now, I haven’t actually bought anything and intend to start a marathon online shop-a-thon shortly.
Yeah yeah, I know…bad Dad, but still..I am pretty confident in getting everything I need in time.
I know we will all have a great time…even my Mum and Dad, who are likely as not stressing about having a houseful of people…yeah see, you thought your house was big Mum….We will see just *how* big it really is
What are your plans for Christmas then?