C and I both have our little traditions in regards to when it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. C has to see the Coca Cola Holiday lorry advert, I have to hear a specific Christmas song. This past week, both our traditions were fulfilled which allowed us to start to rustle up some Christmas spirit.
I’ve always been a big fan of Christmas, I love the magic involved with preparing for Christmas Day. I think this is is due to working in several different toy shops for 6 years. Seeing all the children getting excited for Santa’s arrival always made me smile.
This years Christmas is turning out to be my favourite Christmas already. Monkey is completely oblivious to all the preparation but it doesn’t stop me getting excited about sharing our first family Christmas with him.
This weekend we visited my parents, as they kindly allowed us to stay so we could attend a photo shoot in London. We decided on a visit to my old shopping stomping ground, it turned out to be a lovely Christmassy day. My mum treated us to a gorgeous breakfast in Carluccio’s. We then checked out the singing bears in the centre, I think these bears have been rolled out of storage for yonks, but still they make the little ones smile.
Monkey’s Nanna decided she wanted to take him to see his first ever Father Christmas. So off we all went to Moshi land. Yes you read that correctly, Father Christmas didn’t have a cute little grotto with adorable elves. He had a lime green Moshi room with a giant Moshi Monster. I’m sure people who dislike the commercialisation of Christmas would have had a field day. The queue was less than ten minutes long and once entering Father Christmas’s room, I was glad we’d taken Monkey for his first visit.
I had the task of joining Monkey on Santa’s sleigh for pictures, Monkey wasn’t too fussed until he remembered he was tired. But Santa was a pro and kept the visit short and we left clutching a small cuddly Moshi. I can’t wait until next year when Monkey will start to be slightly more aware of Christmas.
Do you take your little ones to see Santa?