This plus that equals…. what I want for Christmas
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. The last few weeks I’ve been writing up my Christmas Gift Guides, 2 have gone live and 2 are scheduled. They are packed full of things that I would love, otherwise I wouldn’t feature them but it did get me thinking about what I want for Christmas outside of gifts. So here they are.
I want it to start on December 1st
I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of year. Nothing beats it in my mind and there is always a battle of wills in our house about when I can decorate and get into full Christmas mode. I want the tree up and house filled with decorations at the start of the month. I just do. I think this year will be the year I win.
For L to really love it
The older he gets the more he enjoys it. Christmas number 1 he was 2 months old, he so didn’t care. Christmas number 2, he had Scarlet Fever, none of us cared!! Last year for Christmas number 3 he started to get it. He was very wary of the visiting elves though. This year he’s making all the right sounds and I have high hopes for lots of festive fun. I just want to see that build up of excitement in him. The thought fills me with joy.
I want it to be relaxed
As selfish as it sounds, and as much as others may judge. I really want Christmas day to just be the three of us, no other family. I want us to wake up, enjoy the presents, have a walk and a delicious meal. No stress, no fuss, no rushing about. There will be enough of that in the days around Christmas, as we visit family and friends and try to fit it all in so no one feels left out. So I would like the big day, my favourite day, to be just us.
I would really like some me time
If I were to get just one gift it would be the time to have a bath. A proper bath. One that is so hot it leaves my skin red. One that comes with bubbles and my favourite bath oil. Preferably with wine, a book and maybe even some music. Definitely one that is uninterrupted and if all that could last for around an hour I would be in heaven. As simple as this may sound, the way things are at the moment this is flat out fantasy, but I live in hope of a Christmas miracle.
My final wish will be the same as it has been for many a year. I would love it to snow. A real white Christmas would mean the world to me. I’ll accept any snow though, between now and spring, whenever, I don’t mind. I just want to be able to build a snowman bigger than a tennis ball with L. Introduce him to sledging on a tea tray and maybe even have a snowball fight.
What are your Christmas wishes this year?
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