What a silly question Brit Mums! Even my three year old twins are wise to the fact that the Big Man is coming with presents for them. Here’s how they answered your question
This is the first Christmas that they are really aware of something happening which makes it all so much more fun for me because I love reading them the Usborne Christmas Story and talking to them about Father Christmas, mind you they’re not quite the 6 year olds who get so excited they feel ill or can’t sleep at night, nor are they asking me every day if it’s Christmas thank goodness, that’s all still to come.
This will be their 4th Christmas and on their 1st Christmas I started a new tradition where I buy them a Christmas tree decoration every year so when they leave home they’ll have enough to decorate their own tree and each bauble will have it’s history. Here are their first four placed in a line from left First Christmas when they were 5 months to the most recent, the knitted heart which is adorable, I love choosing them and of course they have brought home another 2/3 each handmade ones (which I am going to keep if I can)
Now I would have burst into tears too being presented with something – ANYTHING from Stella McCartney’s gorgeous range but my tears would have been of joy whereas their tears were for the fact – It wasn’t shiny Christmas paper!
Back in October Paul and I did a bit of digging with the girls to see what they’d like for Christmas (Daddy wants to give them their first bikes) anyway they both said bikes with pink ‘hats’ meaning bike helmets so off Daddy went chuffed to pieces that his little darlings had chosen what he’d been training them for all summer.
Then they started preschool and met Hannah – ‘my best friend’ for both of them. Now Hannah has a pink scooter and a pink hat (helmet) so they changed their mind and will not be budged. See Alice in the video above. I am going to have to video them opening their presents to catch their joy/disappointment on Christmas morning.
How on earth do I wrap bikes up? We’ve taken them out of their boxes and constructed them and I have bought handlebar tassels in jazzy twinkly purple but how do I wrap them?
Lastly I’d like to show you an ingenius ‘gigetto’ as the Italians say for a small friendly gadget that could be the perfect stocking filler, I was sent this to review and I showed it to the family on Saturday asking them, ‘Would you like to find this in your stocking?’
the response was – What is it?
It took a while to work it out but Jean was very impressed with the twist and turn mechanism, Dom laughed which is always a good sign for a stocking filler and played with it a bit but apparently he’s got a super-duper keyboard that doesn’t need brushing.
It’s fun and can be found on Ideas By Net along with many other cool ideas – go check them out