Ok, so maybe tonight I will pick up one final santy thing but then, let there be no mistake, I will hit the Christmas spirit with a glass in my hand!
I thought I would get nosey with the boys and see if they are having Christmas feels yet.
But let’s face it, there are four of them aged 11 (almost) down to five and a half. Of course they are feeling it.
So I decided to ask them a few Christmassy questions to get the measure of their thoughts.
You got your Christmas holidays from school today. What does it feel like to be so close to Christmas?
First Boy: Well, at the start of advent I was really excited. But I’m not that excited now. I’ll probably be excited on Friday. And on Christmas eve. I feel like Friday is kind of in the way. Saturday will be in the way no matter what but I don’t mind because we’re not used to having the whole day off really so the days go really slowly. Unless we spend it in town it will probably be boring. But I will be really excited on Christmas eve. But the tension will be rising in Friday.
Second Boy: It still feels like it’s far away.
Third Boy: Really, really excited. Because you’re getting a lot of presents off santy.
Smallest Boy: Coz there’s two more days left! It’s just like Christmas is getting faster and faster and it never stops moving. And also the days don’t end. They might even go twenty meters past Christmas. And if it does – no wait – also we don’t really know this, but I think Christmas might get 6 metres and 12 metres combined. Closer and closer. That’s all.
What are you most looking forward to about Christmas?
First Boy: I’m thinking and looking for a way to put it. Yeah, ok. I really like St. Stephens day because like, we have dinner at nana’s and we usually have loads of fun there because Ben’s there and stuff. And also I think there are two bits I am most looking forward to on Christmas day; in the morning because that’s like, when we open the door and the tension is like, super high. And after that I like paying with the presents. And then like, whenever our aunties come over, it’s really good because like, we get more presents.
Second Boy: My birthday after it. Jesus Christ.
Third Boy: Presents. No! Being with family.
Smallest Boy: I don’t know. (He absolutely does and is dying to say presents but he knows this is for my blog!) Don’t put down I don’t know, Mammy.
Are there any Christmas traditions in your family?
First Boy: Going to nanas on St. Stephens day for dinner. Going to grandads for the party. And on Christmas day our aunties come to us instead of us going to them.
Second Boy: We put up the Christmas tree.
Third Boy: Celebrate. And nana’s. And celebrate.
Smallest Boy: Celebrate Christmas. There’s a party in grandads every year. That’s a tradition!
What is Christmas all about?
First Boy: Being happy and being as nice as you can. Even though you’re meant to be nice the whole year but people tend to be nicer in December because santy is coming.
Second Boy: Joy. Jesus Christ. Santa!
Third Boy: Friends and family.
Smallest Boy: Oohhh. Like having rakes of days off school. We be nice and we get presents. Mammy, that’s all.
Why does Rudolph have a red nose?
First Boy: I think it might be because he like, (silence for a long time) This is a hard question. I don’t really know actually.
Second Boy: Coz he has a really bad cold.
Third Boy: Because he needs to guide the sleigh so they don’t crash and Christmas is ruined.
Smallest Boy: Oh, coz it’s so bright. No! Because it’s so dark.
Do you know any Christmas jokes?
First Boy: Yeah! What’s the difference between a snowman and a snowwoman? Snow balls!!!
Second Boy: (Thinking for ages.) No.
Third Boy: What do snowmen put on their sandwiches or lunch? Chilli sauce!
Smallest Boy: No.
Wishing you all a merry christmas and whatever you get up to, it is with safety and joy in your hearts! Here's to a mighty 2017.