I love Christmas! It's my favourite time of the year. I'm very much a winter girl. Though don't get me wrong, I can be a bit if a sun worshipper during the summer months. But there is something about winter and Christmas time that I just love.....
Before we had our children, both my hubby and I used to work every Christmas Day. I didn't like working it because it's Christmas, and Christmas day in my eyes should be spent at home with family. But because we worked together it didn't matter, because we were together!
Now however, it's different. Obviously as we now have the kids I cannot work Christmas, which I love. But the other half still has too. Which sucks!!
For the first couple of years we had to set our alarm for Christmas morning so we had enough time to open everything before hubby went to work. As the kids were a bit young to understand really what Christmas was about, and opened everything really slowly. Wanting to play with each toy as they opened it.
This year was slightly different however!
The kids are 5yr old now. I have boy/girl twins, in case you didn't know....
They hung their stockings on Christmas eve and went to bed super excited. I have to admit I was excited too as I love seeing the joy, happiness and excitement on their little faces.
At exactly 4.45am, Holly came through to our room shouting "He's been and he's written me a message on my blackboard". The message read..'To Holly, Merry Christmas from, Santa x'
We let her tell us and show us what he'd left in her stocking and then told her not to wake her brother up yet. But to go back to bed, she didn't have to go to sleep but it was too early to go downstairs. And with that she went to her room.
We were awake!! I did try to get back to sleep but it just wasn't happening. Probably as I'm so used to getting up at 5am anyway for work!
My little man woke up at 6.15am, super excited as well. We all went downstairs and I don't think I've ever seen Holly so excited before. It was so nice to see!
We open all our pressies on Christmas day, but our Christmas is really on Boxing Day when Hubby is home. That is how Christmas shall be until Hubby doesn't have to work it. Which is something we are working on.