I don’t know where the days go, not long now until little man’s 2nd Christmas! He’s obviously still oblivious at this point, which is great as it gives us even more time to try and understand how we wish to approach Christmas.
Even before Leo was born, we were discussing how to approach the commercialised lies attached to Christmas, the idea that some random stranger sits in judgment of a child all year to decide if they are worthy or not, is truly repellant to me.
We want Leo to have the magic of Christmas, but understand it is make believe. Apparently it’s quite the thing to do these days, that’s not saying I won’t get resistance from people accusing me of spoiling the fun or assuming I automatically think they are bad parents!
I am trying not to over think it, having a child has taught me that you have a rough idea of what you want to achieve and then just go with the flow. It’s a tricky thing to do when you’re used to controlling everything!