I’m pretty good at holding up a realistic portrait of my life. Perhaps a little too open about my failings.
But trying to be positive, I wrote about my hope for A Simple Christmas.
But also about the disappointing presents from past Christmases.
How wonderful that the universe (not really) saw fit to combine the two. Culminating in me awarding myself MOTY* by the end of Christmas Day.
BEWARE THE SMUG BLOGGER (for it is me).
Notes to remember for Christmas 2013
1. Do not ask child to write a list if you intend to ignore 75% of what is on the list
2. Do not attempt to go ‘off menu’ selecting things you think they would like.
3. Your child knows what they want. End of.
If you follow the above you will avoid a Christmas Day with a forlorn (not bratty or spoilt) child asking why Santa ‘forgot him and his list’ while gazing longingly at his brother’s presents.You will also save yourself money on your child’s therapy.
Note to self: I must be more involved in present buying next year, regardless of any criticism I will receive about being a control freak.
So there you are. Smug blogger unmasked. Feel free to judge away. I’ll be flogging myself over this one all year.
*MOTY (Mother of the Year)
How was your Christmas? Perfect in every way? Or a bit raggedy around the edges?