Christmas is going to be slightly different this year. Edie will be home for 12 days, arriving back from Russia on 22nd December and then flying to Canada for the French part of her year abroad on 4th January. The washing machine will be going non stop for the quick turn round.
We decided not to get together with the relatives in the south – reading between the lines, I think Edie is tired after 4 months abroad and just wants to flop, so Christmas will be a simple affair. We have agreed with our respective brothers and sisters that now the last of our children is approaching 18, it’s time to call a halt to present giving for them at Christmas and birthdays. We still buy for our parents though.
As for the girls, I will be buying them some stocking fillers tomorrow and then they can choose one thing that they would like up to a certain amount. Bee has asked for a jacket to go skiiing. Edie has asked for some underwear. I accidentally left her underwear on the washing line the day she left for Russia – oops.
OH and I tend not to give each other anything on Christmas day. Our birthdays are close to Christmas, so if there is anything we need we save for it and that will be our present to each other, even if it’s a few weeks before or after Christmas.
Do you have Christmas present pacts with any of your family? How does it work out?
Until next time, Tawney x