christmas as a mother

Christmas is Magical when you’re a Mother

Yesterday, we had a fairly good day – I say fairly because I seem to have a very stroppy, attention seeking four year old at the moment and we are going through a few behaviour issues…nothing unusual I would suppose for any other mother and child but still a little difficult, however we still ended the day on a positive note.

In spite of all the frustration little people can cause you, there are times when you just feel completely in awe of them, their innocence, their perception, what they believe to be true and I think Christmas is really a prime example of this. Yesterday, we went to see Father Christmas in our local garden centre’s grotto with a friend and her little girl. It was Frozen themed and, as I am sure you can imagine, with two four year olds in tow it was very popular. The excited giggles in the back seat just made me think, ‘Wow, this really is a magical time for them’ and that made me think, it’s kind of a magical time for me too. This is the first year where Mini-KAT has truly grasped what is going on. She understands that Christmas Eve will be soon and seems to be counting down the days in her own little way. Going to see Father Christmas just made me see that I have such a small amount of time of her really believing in magic, although I hope it will be a fair few years, I just don’t know what will happen, I want to keep the magic and the innocence alive in her for a long time yet.

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After our trip to see Father Christmas we went to see Tinkerbell and the Neverbeast. Going to the cinema with children is not ideal, by the way. I think I needed to take Mini-KAT to the toilet at least three times during the film so we missed a fair bit considering the screen was downstairs and the toilets were upstairs with all the other regular size screens – Recommend a toilet being available downstairs especially if our local cinema keeps putting showings of family films downstairs – little bit of preparation might just help.

The day ended with some gingerbread decorating and a very early night for mummy and mini!

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