How will it be?
I like to think I'll go for a run. but it would be less fun on my own (last year me, mum and sister went for a Christmas family run, but I'm with my OH family this year). We're staying with my boyfriend's sister, but going to his aunt's for lunch, which means at some point we're going to have to figure out which one of us is not going to be able to drink (shocked smily for the fact that I've only just thought of that!)
Don't know what it will be like, we're going to be at OH's youngest brother's house, he's single and always has been so Gawd knows what sort of Christmas dinner we'll be having! Apparently it's likely we'll be eating out on Boxing Day.
After keeping my son in bed until 6:45 - up and open his presents - then get ready to go to Father in Laws for Xmas - he is taking us out for Christmas Diiner at a local working mans cafe that he frequents - where the toilets are in a tatty old porta cabin with no paper or soap (normally) it is very squashed and the food normally involves chips!!!
But the reason I actually decided to comment was to respond to Sunluvva's post.
"No idea what's going to happen as it's our first Christmas as foster parents looking after a hyper active deeply damaged little girl - she was up at 5am on 1st December so she could open her advent calendar, gawd knows what she'll be like on the day itself!"
What an incredible exciting and worthwhile day you are going to have - You are giving the a little girl what may turn out to be hers and your best ever christmas - and that is what christmas is all about -
Good luck and I hope it is as great for her and you
Wake up 7:30 ish... Coffee in bed
Swap our presents
The one sprog at home will be heading over to her Dads around 9ish, So we were planning on hitting the gym for an hour
Serve traditional Christmas meal as it goes dark, All the sprogs over, Swap presents with the kids after the meal
Then watch the recording we made of the Doctor Who Christmas special from earlier
Then a glass of a very special single malt I have been saving
Reasonably early to bed as we are racing on Boxing Day
No children in my house so we have a lie in on Christmas day.
Get up around 10, go downstairs in PJs and have a nice lazy breakfast with buck's fizz, mimosas and smoothie served in a cocktail glass for teetotal dad. Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for those that like it, scrambled eggs and bacon for those that think smoked salmon is an abomination (me and sister ), mini croissants, lots of fancy jams, fresh brewed coffee.
11ish open stockings ... everyone gets one and everyone else collaborates on buying presents for them and then sneaks around during the night filling them up. Then get dressed and come back for round 2 of present opening, followed by a good amount of laying about uselessly, drinking more buck's fizz .
Lunch is around 2-3ish, followed by a walk, followed by a film - either Bond or a kid's film, or Wallace & Gromit. I'll get the mulled wine on the go after lunch so its ready for the evening.
Evening is whichever Xmas present DVD has the most votes, with mulled wine. No proper dinner, but maybe sandwiches ... last year we had a cheese board which went down really well so might do that again. Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread etc will all make an appearance.
I'd like to go for a run this year, so I think I'll sacrifice my Christmas morning lie-in to get it out of the way first thing.
Wake up whenever we wake up
(ahem, not telling you about the next bit!)
Breakfast on smoked salmon and scrambed eggs*
Get dressed and go to my Mum's for lunch (my sister and I are cooking it).
Sit around like beached whales.
Have tea which Mum insists on making even though no-one wants more food.
Breath a sigh of relief that it's done for another year!
Bah! Wilkie! wrote (see)
Wake up whenever we wake up(ahem, not telling you about the next bit!)
Oh, I have my yearly bath on New Years day, Start the year clean, You go for Xmas Day interesting
Wake up feeling rejuvinated
Promise local boy cash if he buys the turkey hanging in the butcher's window ( the one that's as big as him) and takes it in a cab to Camden Town.
Spend the day with nephew Fred and his wife then off to bed early - have to tell Bob Cratchit about his pay rise in the morning....
Most of these Christmas days are too lazy...
wake up 8am (ok, this is later than most). S
traight down parents house with wife to open presents.
Visit both Nan's (more presents) - all live within a 5 minute walk btw.
Me, my dad and my uncle go for our traditional Christmas day drink up the local club from 11.30am-1pm.
Dinner in Nan's at 1.30pm.
Open presents with wife up our house.
Prepare buffet food for evening.
Family start arriving from 6ish for Christmas evening party (up to about 17 of us).
Bed at about midnight.
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