Now that things are moving forward with the house I have dared to think about C********.
With all the offspring we’ve had to plan ahead a little anyway. But as this is our first C******* together, I want MrS and I to have our own new traditions .
I will be an interloper, an incomer to the family, fitting in with their traditions. In reality, given that there are no small children involved, and mine are not spending Christmas (sorry, fed up with all the ****** now) with us, this will probably be nothing other than offspring sleeping late on Christmas Day whilst MrS and I get the dinner going. Not for us the discussion about whether all presents should be opened before breakfast or some kept back ‘to make the day last’. At least with a new home there won’t be preconceived ideas about where the tree goes!
When MrS said he’d never seen “It’s a wonderful Life” I was astounded and determined that he should see it. When a friend mentioned seeing it at the cinema I had to admit I’d never thought of that. Im very excited today because I found a screening in a hotel with dinner/lunch/afternoon tea, whichever you prefer so I’ve booked for us to go and see it 2 weeks before Christmas.
Blending families means lots of compromise but it also means a time to create new traditions and memories for everyone. And I’ve broken my own ban on arranging/talking about C******** before November. It’s ok, I’ll stop again now. For a few weeks ;)