Its now the 20th November. This time last year i was ITCHING to get the decs down from the loft. I had done 80% of my shopping and i was SO SO in the mood for the big C day.
This year, it's just not happening. And i can't even put my finger on it. Don't get me wrong, i'm stoked for christmas! I can't WAIT for christmas eve and i can't WAIT for christmas day morning. But right now.. i'm quite happy with plodding along and forgetting about it.
I have been into town twice this month and both times i have been past the christmas stuff totally uninspired. Today i heard christmas songs for the first time and walked straight back out the shop. Joe on the other hand is desperate to get the decs out and tack the place out. Why am I not feeling it this year?? I have done hardly any shopping and have a list as tall as mount everest of things to do that are NOT being ticked off.
We've even done our christmas card photoshoot. Which, i will tell you now, was a disaster. Trying to get a 4 year old, a 2 year old and an 8 month old baby to all sit still, smile and look cute and innocent is actually IMPOSSIBLE. I don't care what anyone says, it's just not happenin'.
Anyway... I did get an extra cute one of Elsie on her own which we aren't using as it probably ticks off "favouritsm child" on the you-must-not-do-when-a-parent list. Sending out a family christmas card of just one of your children probably isn't a good idea.
So come on, tell me i'm not the only one not in the spirit of things?