‘We need to start thinking about Christmas.’
It is the 22nd of October, but I nod. The September weekend (the middle of September) used to be our starter’s pistol, guaranteeing a December of smugly saying ‘We’re pretty much done.’
But that was BC, and we all know what BC stands for – Before Children.
I’m not even ready for Hallowe’en, but, hey! we need to start thinking about Christmas. It’s a full on free fall between now and December 25th –
all rolled in tinsel, wrapped in snowman paper. The idea of fitting in thoughtful gift buying, alongside these extras, and maintaining the tinylife, AND keeping school uniforms clean, in twenty-five December days … that’s why we start in October.
Now it is December. The kids are wound to a tight Christmas sprig.
Just don’t ask me if I’m feeling smug yet.