Only about ten days to go until Christmas! I have to admit I have been a bit lacking in Christmas spirit this year.
Last year we went to Guam for Christmas. I spent the day with my two boys in the hotel pool. We went to TGI Friday for dinner and had pizza. How festive is that? Mr. Mee a Bee was at work so we made the trip by ourselves (me and the two kids).
I find it hard making Christmas a big deal since nobody else around us does. This year Christmas will be on Thursday. Mr.Mee a Bee will leave for work at 6.30 am and he won't return home until about 8 or 8.30 pm. That means a normal day for me looking after the kids. No time to open all the presents, try on new clothes, eat chocolates for breakfast or do anything as a family. As for the meal, my kids are so fussy I don't feel like putting in the effort to make a roast dinner only to have it picked at or thrown on the floor.
As you can see I am feeling a bit poor me today. My question is what do other families do to make Christmas a big event? if you have to be away from family and your home traditions? I know it's worth it for the children but how do you feel about being the source of all of it?