On Sunday 6th November I heard my first Christmas song…the 6th November.
Does it get earlier every year, or am I more aware of it now I have a 2 year old? Now I am possibly one of the least Christmas-ey people you could meet. The fact that I work in the City Centre now and work in retail, there isn’t really too much I can do to avoid it.
I am even organising events with Santa and his elves and decorating windows with fake snow.
But, having little man, there has to be a part of me that enjoys Christmas more…and I do. Just not in November.
I am never going to be one of these people that finish their Christmas shopping by the 1st December. I will usually start thinking about it, write a list and then go and get everything early to middle December in 1 or 2 trips.
Having a toddler now who is starting to understand things will make Christmas magical and exciting. It is so important to embrace the festive season for him.
To start new traditions like leaving a snack and drink out for Santa and the reindeer. I am even entering in to a new world of Elf on the shelf this year, in hope that it may help with his toddler tantrums if the Elf is watching and reporting back to Santa.
All these things are new to me, and I never thought I would be one to enter in to the spirit of Christmas.
So I suppose secretly, I am looking forward to seeing his little face every day when he finds the elf around the house during December. I am excited to see his face when he sees all the presents downstairs on Christmas Day even though he may just still want to jump in the boxes and play hide and seek.
But I do think that November the 6th is just a little too early to enter in the spirit of Christmas.
Just give me a few more weeks…please.
Busy Working Mummy XOXO