Christmas? Bah…humbug?


As Christmas draws closer my usual apathy has been replaced by a sense of urgency and excitement. For the first time in five years I will be spending the festive season with my daughters under my roof and so ensues a mad rush to decorate. Having now found myself settled for the first time in years my ‘nesting’ instinct has kicked in and the need to create a real home is becoming the dominating feature. I want the girls to see this as a haven, an inviting place full of warmth and happiness, the lines firmly drawn between a painful past and a brave, new future. And , if I’m honest, I need this too. So, all my usual gripes about an over commercialised, outdated event are swept aside at the prospect of seeing my family laughing, eating, bickering and generally being normal again. Religion tells us that Christmas is all about the hope of peace and happiness centred around a child. Perhaps they weren’t so wrong after all.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fi Phillips
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:49:12

    I have to admit that other than buying a couple of presents, I haven’t actually started thinking about Christmas yet. Halloween beckons first.

    Having said that, in our household, Christmas is mainly about our children. My husband and I don’t spend much on ourselves, concentrating on presents for the kids and making the day enjoyable.

    There’ll always be sibling bickering (not just my kids but also my husband and his brother) but it’s good to have the family together.

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  2. lauren by ralph lauren
    Mar 14, 2011 @ 06:58:29

    Having said that, in our household, Christmas is mainly about our children. My husband and I don’t spend much on ourselves, concentrating on presents for the kids and making the day enjoyable.

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  3. nike air max bw
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 07:02:34

    very nice!

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