I’ve not posted a Sunday snapshot for a couple of weeks and there have been a lack of Christmas photos to share. There have been photos, but not ones I can really share. Christmas is a personal time for us now, the kids are older and no longer want photos of them holding up their presents on Christmas morning. One of the things we did a lot over Christmas was play Cluedo!
I loved Cluedo when I was young and I thought it would be a great family game so I bought it for us. It took a while before anyone would agree to play but soon there were six of us around the board trying to figure out who did, with what and where? We have had lots of fun, and no arguments.
The Little Man also had a Minecraft game which proved to be quite popular too. It’s a simple game but it’s pure luck as to whether you can keep your land safe and stop the Illager from invading. Another gift the Little Man had was a hydraulic cyborg hand which he has been building with his Dad. It’s not quite finished yet, but it looks fun.
Boo had a selection of water colour art stuff and we are going to clear her computer desk off (She never uses her computer anyway) and let her have a creative space instead. I’m looking forward to seeing what she produces.
Happy New Year!
And there you have it. Christmas is over for another year and we are looking to the New Year and thinking about what it may bring. We don’t have a holiday planned this year but I do have some ideas for a short getaway. The kids are getting older and holidays are different, but we have to remember we do still have a child and he deserves to do the things the others did at his age. Memory making is an important part of growing up.
I have spent a lot of time over Christmas thinking about how things have changed. Right up until my young adulthood, my Mum and Nan put so much effort into Christmas and New Year, big parties, family gatherings, loads of presents, food and traditions. I have so many happy memories and I always wanted it to be the same for my children. But times changes and children have so many other things to take them away from Christmas traditions. I used to find it difficult, but this year I took a step back. I left things to go at their own pace. I made sure we had plenty of nice food but it was eaten when requested. I didn’t care that Christmas dinner was not at a pre set time, but when we were ready and felt like it. I didn’t care that not everyone was up at the crack of dawn opening their presents together and getting excited. It didn’t bother me that no-one wanted to watch Christmas movies with me, although we did watch a few, but more by chance that a ring around it in the television magazine. (I didn’t buy a tv magazine this year!)
Talking about movies…have you seen Glass Onion? It’s a fab, Cluedo type movie 🙂
I remembered that my Mum and Nan would always sigh and say ‘Thank goodness that’s over’ after every Christmas and I’d be thinking why say that when we’d had such a lovely time. I know realise just how much hard work it must have been for them to make it so special. This year I’ve appreciated that Christmas doesn’t have to be ‘that’ special. Everyone was still happy. Cluedo was just the best!
Are you glad that Christmas is over? Did yours go as expected?