As I write this, my 18 month-old is napping, and My Guy is building an X-Wing with my four-year-old – their first Star Wars Lego set together. He’s in some kind of heaven, having dreamt of this moment from the time he knew he was going to be a father.
It’s Christmas Eve, there’s a Chinese Roasted Duck in our future (inspired by my favorite Christmas movie of all time - “Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra!”), as it’s our tradition of keeping it untraditional, and the last batch of cookies are going into the oven today. I can’t believe we ran out of cookies in the first place, but that’s what you get when you have cookie parties every weekend and say yes to every request for one. (Side note: It’s lovely to be able to say yes all the time isn’t it?)
I don’t know about you, but it’s been a frenzy of cooking, baking, crafting, cleaning, and entertaining in my house. Each night I drag myself to bed with achy, weary bones, but my soul? It’s singing. And I’m school-girl giddy. Honestly, I can’t recall a better Christmas.
I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season yourself. May your days be filled with…