Where is my Christmas spirit?

Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year apparently. Usually I would agree with this, even last year when I had 12 people for Christmas lunch (admittedly I only helped my mum, I wasn’t doing it all alone) but this year I’m finding it difficult to get in the Christmas spirit.

I know it’s only the 4th of December and there is plenty of time for me to start feeling festive, but I am slightly concerned it won’t happen ? I’m feeling very unorganised and worrying about it all! I don’t know whether it’s because I was so blind to Christmas creeping up after becoming a mum again, focusing all my attention on keeping children happy, or whether it’s because I have very little idea what to buy anyone.

We put our tree up yesterday. It was an altogether stressful experience. Oliver helped put all the branches and the lights on then I had to leave him to the decorations while I fed Grace. Nothing makes your OCD shine brightly like letting your child help you with the Christmas tree!

In all honesty Oliver didn’t do a bad job, he’s just a decoration clumper and I hate empty spots!

I know I’m not alone in this… right??!!

Of course it’s Grace’s first Christmas so I need to get more excited, does anyone have any suggestions (no mulled wine or mince pies, bleugh) to help?

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