So another Christmas has passed*, we are now sat in the no man’s land that is ‘the bit between Christmas and New Year where no-one really knows what to do, or where to go, what is open or if it is still acceptable to be having brandy butter on toasted panettone for breakfast anymore’.
I had a brilliant one this year, not that it’s over but the bit so far has been fab. There were however, as always, a few things that weren’t quite how I’d imagined them being.
So here is my expectation vs reality post, let me know if any of these resonate with you!
Expectation Big girl, (who you may remember has moaned incessantly about having to go to school each morning), would be so thrilled that it is the holidays that she would be an absolute darling all holiday.
Reality: She was bored and edgy from day one. I think she realised from the minute she woke up that first morning, that school is actually far more fun and engaging then busy parents trying to prepare for Christmas. There followed a week of over-excitment, over-tiredness and sibling arguments a-plenty.
Expectation: A whole week off between the end of school and Christmas Day!! That will be lovely!
Reality: See above!
Expectation: The Santa experience/grotto/train ride will be as magical as they describe it on the website!
Reality: Of course it won’t. You will yet again find yourself queueing in a tunnel stuffed with fake polystyrene snow with bored kids and very bored adults, attempting to stop them pulling the arms off the fake snowmen.
Expectation: You will eat yourself silly and enjoy every minute of it.
Reality: You will get serious indigestion in Christmas Eve after going slightly crazy at the buffet and never quite recover fully. You will still eat like mad but always dogged by the slight discomfort of heartburn. You will never learn that as you get older, your body can’t process the sheer volume of festive stodge it used to be able to!
Expectation: Your jeans will most definitely be a lot tighter.
Reality: Oh, yes well this one does meet up to the expectation!! 😀
What would you add to the list?
Despite my tongue in cheek moaning, I really have had the loveliest time so far and I hope you’ve all had fabulous ones too. Almost New Year’s Eve! I’m hoping to make it to 12 this year!! 😀
*Christmas 2015. Looking back on this post, the week that I was really looking forward to between end of school and Christmas itself is starting to look a little daunting! I’d better fill the days quickly!!! 😀