Do You Suffer From the Post-Christmas Blues?
Overcoming that twinge of sadness when it’s time to take the tree down….
Christmas is over for yet another year & tomorrow I return to work. Instead of nursing a hangover yesterday, I woke up early feeling refreshed with a sense of purpose. I was staying at my mother’s house during the holidays so it was my job to dismantle the tree & take down all the decorations. I love decorating the house & making it look festive for Christmas so this task always makes me a little melancholy. If I had my way, I would keep all the decorations up until mid-January because after all the effort of putting them up, why not enjoy them for as long as possible?!
Christmas holidays are all about spending time with family. I have a 2 year old niece & a 6 year old nephew that I absolutely adore & my greatest joy is picking out a special gift for them & watching their little faces as they open each one! I’m a book lover & this year I gifted my nephew the new ‘Dogman’ book which is full of great jokes about poop. He enjoyed it immensely but it just can’t compete with his new ‘Hot Wheels’ for entertainment value!
I’m not one to get drunk off my face during the Christmas festivities, it’s just not worth it. I’d much rather enjoy them sober knowing I’ll wake up fully conscious in my own bed with a completely clear recollection of the previous night. Did I really snog that cute guy under the Christmas tree ? Why yes I did indeed!
New Year’s Eve was celebrated by having a quiet & cosy family dinner at a local hotel. The only complaint I have was while powdering my nose in the bathroom, a lady brought her child in who unfortunately didn’t make it to the toilet on time & ended up puking all over the toilet floor. I made the quickest escape ever know to woman in my brand new Jimmy Choos — luckily they escaped unscathed!
After a delicious dinner, my family & I toddled back to my sister’s house which is only 5 minutes away. No need for taxis or a designated driver! We ‘rang in’ the NY at 9pm so the kids could join us & I brought them both upstairs to read a bedtime story about farting unicorns (my niece’s favorite by far!) One of the special privileges of being an auntie is that you can have all the fun & leave the parenting to someone else!
The ultimate struggle will be getting up for work at 6.30am tomorrow after 10 days of lazy mornings, stuffing my face with delicious food & the best part of all, picking up bargains in the post Christmas sales. That’s something a fashionista like me just can’t resist!