I am so glad you can be with us today! Your younger brothers have been counting down the days until you got here, and of course your dad and I are happy to see you.
Come and join us for a warm drink, we’ve lit the fire and you can make yourself comfortable. It’s that funny time of year where it’s not quite Christmas yet, so please excuse the mess as we try and get organised.
A lot of that mess is being caused by the cats (yes, there are now two of them), and their main project is destroying the Christmas tree. In fact….. yes…… they’ve knocked it over again! When you and your brothers have finished laughing, leave them to repair the tree and come and tell me and your dad all of your news. As proud parents we always want to know how you are doing.
If you’re feeling creative you can help your brothers, they’re painting Christmas pictures on stones and we’re hiding them around the neighbourhood for children to find. So far they’ve made a star, a snowman, and a robin. You don’t have to be any good at drawing, holiday messages are fine too. This neighbourhood game has been going on a while, and although your brothers claim it isn’t quite as good as Pokémon hunting, it’s still fun. What did you make? ‘Love for the holidays’ – that’s beautiful. If you want some glitter to make it sparkle we can let it all dry while we have lunch.
It’s getting darker, so time to head out and hide those secret stones on the neighbourhood walls – and to check out all the Christmas lights people have put up. It looks so bright and festive, and I am so pleased to be with you walking together and enjoying this time. Don’t hide this stone though, it’s one for you to keep in your pocket. We made it for you, it has a heart on it – a reminder that we carry you in our hearts, always.
Can you hear that? It sounds like Christmas carols. Your brothers have run on ahead and are shouting and waving for us to follow. It’s the fire service – they’re out with the fire engine and Father Christmas in his sleigh. They do this every year, collecting for charity, but I forgot tonight was our turn for their visit. I am so glad it happened while you were here and we can stand as a family, singing together in the street and waving as Santa goes by.
Let’s head home, back to that warm fire and have a relaxing evening together. Who knows, the cats may even give up on trashing the tree and snuggle down with you instead.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.
Mummy Boo, Daddy Bill, and your brothers.