So “It’s Christmas time… there’s no need to be afraid” .. This time round there’ll be no tales of sexual exploits or frightening episodes involving anything purple. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then read last month’s sex and romance LOL roundup here on Britmums.
The idea this month was that there should be a Christmas theme. Not at all obvious and not too tricky I thought, as we are after all completely taken over by the seasonal festivities from October onwards. The only downside is that we are so damned busy going to nativity plays, carol concerts, Christmas parties and so on that we don’t have a lot of time to blog – and if we do – we may have a sense of humour failure as the stress takes hold.
This time two years ago my Christmas was so truly dire that not only did I write a post about it – I was sending friends texts on the day telling them however bad their life was, hearing about my day could only cheer them up . It was a popular post at the time – unique in that sense you might say. But if you’ve just about had it with your relations or your partners relations then read this and smile – it can’t be that bad. And if it has been then why did you not tweet me your post for inclusion!!
As I say the madness starts well before the big day itself and in no place is this more true than in supermarkets and shopping centres. Lynn Catling from the Best Laid Plans sums the experience up beautifully.
Preparing for Christmas brings all those crafty bloggers out in a maelstrom of creative ideas. Not being crafty at all ( in the arty/painting sense of the word) I took particular pleasure in the result for this decoration-making blogger. It’s a visual gag. Bless.
We all love a carol concert but listen to the words carefully. These days they would ring some serious alarm bells with the people at the Health and Safety Executive, as Gloucestershire artist, Swarez, points out on his blog
The whole issue of Father Christmas is fraught with difficulties and contradictions: where he lives, how much help he needs, why he looks like the school caretaker and why he gives some children more presents with others ( in particular our kids’ little cousins, whose presents Santa bothers to wrap in pretty paper, a nicety he does not trouble himself with when it comes to our childrens’ gifts!) SO dangerous is the subject that I dare not blog about it on my own blog – despite the hilarity of this Mrs Santa treading on the dog and waking all three children this year- for fear my children will read my blog and their childhoods be cut short. Fortuitously Jodie at Mummy Cool has dealt with some of these complexities on my behalf in a very amusing way.
Brilliant to hear how Honest Mum uses Santa to her advantage when she wants diamonds for Christmas
And I love the idea that Kate on Thin Ice has time to worry about whether or not she should buy a sexy santa outfit to amuse her husband – alongside ordering the turkey and the brussel sprouts. I can only imagine she will be voted Wife of the Year 2013
Talking of time and not having enough of it I have every sympathy for Sarah at Mum of Three World who doesn’t even factor in time to tie up her shoelaces. Yep I’ve been there but no-one is likely to make me school governor on it.
And if you didn’t get what you really really wanted for Christmas this year this blogpost by the Victory Church has a great take on ways of writing to Santa and making sure you get his full attention.
Hope you had a hilarious Christmas and looking forward to your tales of New Year and resolutions in January.