My eldest is currently obsessed with writing. She’s just started school and simply cannot stop writing. I was intrigued when she wanted to write a letter to Santa as I wanted to see if I had got what she was after. I have got it exactly right and now I feel like Supermum!
But what has surprised me about my little girl, is that she wrote a letter to Santa from her little sister as ‘she’s too little to write’ and one from me as ‘Mummy, you’re too busy doing cleaning.’ She’s right. Christmas and visiting relatives always starts panic cleaning.
I actually think that’s really sweet of her to remember that Mummy might like a present too but only the one. We have to be clear with Santa that Mummy only needs one present! I wish I could say that I’m surprised that she thinks that makeup would be a good present for me, but she’s spent many an hour being pushed around department stores so she is pretty clued in to my make up obsession.
As I’m such a good mum, I didn’t want to disappoint her. So of course I had to oblige and buy myself a gift so that tomorrow she thinks Santa has received her letter. I obviously wouldn’t want her to think that Santa had left Mummy out and destroy her belief. (Because obviously that’s the only reason that I decided to buy new myself new makeup). Dutifully, I headed out to Boots and got myself a treat to wrap and leave under the tree.
Even though I know what’s inside my gift, I still can’t wait to open it on Christmas morning! And to keep the Santa dream alive, I had to find a little something to put in my stocking. I can’t have the kids thinking Santa has forgotten me!
How do you manage Christmas presents from the kids?