It's hard to believe that so long has gone by and it is already November, blogging kind of got side tracked with everything else going on in life... sorry about that.
We are now looking forward to Christmas, which seems like it was only yesterday, but here it comes again hurtling towards us- 48 sleeps to go 🎄🎄 our Christmas Academy is looking very festive and exciting. So the main things we need to consider now are Christmas Presents.
What to get the 8 going on 13 year old?? She is getting too big for the traditional toys, and is too young still for the 'Tween' presents. One thought is tickets to a show or concert, but will she be happy with that if she has nothing to open on the day? Apparently a little bit of make up is what she wants, even though she has nowhere to wear it! She loves reading, but which titles are the ones to get, I am finding this age very difficult to suss out- are we being too strict on her? Would we be letting her grow up too quickly it we weren't? How does anyone know that they are doing the right thing? Books, experiences, clothes are all things she would enjoy and benefit from, but she won't really enjoy the unwrapping of them. So, if you have any ideas comment below and we will collate a list of suggestions to share with everyone 😁
Then there is little Mr, 6 years old within weeks of Christmas so double the presents to buy, but so many options to choose from it's overwhelming. He would be happy with anything dinosaur, ninja, power rangers, books, school workbooks, colouring, a football, honestly, there are just so many different options that I don't know where to start! I could buy something one day, and then the next see something else he would like, and by Christmas he would have a whole toy shop to unwrap 😂
I am being serious though, if you have any ideas at all then please, please comment- we could all benefit from some inspiration at this time of year (and before the sales start)