The end of 2018.
Six weeks of school holidays.
With our 3yo and 6yo boys.
It’s only the second day and my sanity wants to scream.
“Stay out of the fridge!”
“Do not hit your brother!”
“What’s the magic word?”
“What made you think that was OK?”
The list of questions is endless.
… and inside that time is Xmas and NYE!
I love my kids …. but why did we ruin a perfectly good life this way??
In six weeks time Jai begins Grade 1 and Aidan begins Kindegarten, and I will be 50 years old.
The beginning of 2019.
Only said once a year in our house (and for the first time this year):
“Today is the ONLY day of the year you are allowed to have chocolate BEFORE breakfast!!”
Seconds later Jai and Aidan find all the hidden eggs, including ‘the legendary golden egg‘. Jai’s words and we have no idea what he’s talking about.
Merry Chocolate Ea(as)t(er)ing everyone!
”We will just buy a small gift.”
Family and friends have been doing that for five years, and sometimes just because it looked good at the time or one boy touched it in store.
We now have an extensive library of toys and books. Being us, all are boxed and shelved so as to ease the declutter process each afternoon.
What I would prefer to hear, or what I dream of hearing:
“We’ll drop a few dollars into their accounts.” Yes, each boy has one.
“We’ll donate a few dollars to your choice of charity in their name.” RFDS
Jai found the grocery-bag for storing plastic bags for recycling.
He has been walking around the house pulling out bags, handing them to each of us, and saying “Merry Xmas!”
I am definitely taking down the Xmas tree today.
We did the coolest thing for Jai for Xmas: We dressed his teddy bears in new underwear – including a T-rex, bear, kangaroo, koala, crocodile and pig! Why?
Recently he received ‘Aliens Love Panta Claus‘ , ‘Monsters Love Underpants‘ and ‘Dinosaurs Love Underpants‘ – so we figured his jaw would hit the floor if he woke to find his teddies wearing underpants!
And he did. It was a very funny morning for us on Xmas. I suspect my little men will be telling people about it for months.
I bet your kids also had a great Xmas day!
PS. We receive a small commission from any purchase you make when you follow the links to fishpond.com.au. All money will go into each of the boy’s piggy-banks. Cheers!
Imagine the scene.
Jai had managed to climb up onto the kid-proof-fence around the Xmas tree in the lounge room.
When I spotted the 4yo, I blurted his full name across the room.
As his activities were meant to be unnoticed by his mother and I, the look of terror turned from “I’ve been spotted!” to “I am falling!”
Which he did. Fell end-over-end, collapsing heavily into the Xmas tree.
His dignity took a major hit, but no cuts were taken.
Wheras tree branches have been returned to pine-formation. Lights entwine tree and flashing again. Most of the baubles found and repositioned higher to stop his 2yo brother from eating them…