A Merry Little Christmas…

Christmas2 It's almost midnight on Christmas Day, and I thought if there's a day when you're allowed to post something shamelessly sentimental on your blog, this would be that day.

Flea and I have had a great Christmas so far, and as I put her to bed this evening, I thanked my lucky stars (again) that I have the most amazing, funny, good-natured daughter anyone could wish for. It's all down to the parenting, obviously. Cough

So here are my top 10 reasons why Flea's been the best kid EVER today:

  1. On Christmas Day, she woke up early. For Flea, that means 9.15am.
  2. When she saw there wasn’t a stocking on my bed, she said, “Mummy, would you like to share mine?” even though the gesture very nearly killed her.
  3. When we came downstairs she was thrilled by the ‘snowy’ footprints on the hearth. And when she later saw bits of ‘snow’ on my boots, she said, “Oh my goodness, Mummy, Santa must have stood on your boots!”
  4. As she opened her new Toy Story radio-controlled car she said: “Wow, I have always wanted one of these!” shortly followed by, “What is it?”
  5. When she opened a really dodgy Christmas jumper, she said: “Gosh, I bet the elves worked really hard making this, how kind of them.”
  6. Despite receiving a Wii console, a huge wooden fire engine, a couple of DVDs and assorted other goodies, her very favourite gift was a £1.99 Horrid Henry figure. 
  7. She laid the table for lunch and was so excited to have a plastic wine glass of her own that she insisted on saying, “Cheers! Merry Christmas!” after every single mouthful.
  8. When we got back from our walk this afternoon, I said she could do anything she wanted, and she asked me to snuggle on the sofa under a blanket and read a story to her and Horrid Henry.
  9. I fell asleep on the sofa at the end of the day (I’m on strong painkillers that make me REALLY drowsy, so I have an excuse that’s not related to drinking too much Prosecco. Well, not entirely) When I woke up, Flea was playing quietly on the floor. She looked up and said, “S’okay Mummy. You didn’t snore.”
  10. Did I mention that she woke up at 9.15am?


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 26th December 2009 / 4:46 am

    Merry Christmas! And I hope that tooth gets better soon.

  2. 26th December 2009 / 2:53 pm

    What a lovely day you sound to have had and what a fabulous daughter you have there – clearly all in the parenting, I agree. We have had a great time too – really good to have all the adult children home and passing round the new baby. Great food too, although I say it myself!

  3. 26th December 2009 / 7:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful Christmas day, but when you have little ones aren’t they all.
    Be care on the sentimentality quota though, people might get the wrong idea!

  4. 27th December 2009 / 4:03 pm

    she is a dream child!!!!! ours woke at 6.30 which wasn’t bad i suppose – my brother’s kids went into them at 2.30!

  5. Nikki
    28th December 2009 / 9:00 am

    Lucky you – both of my two woke up at 6am!! Well, only a tad earlier than usual 630am appearances. Nevertheless at this age (4.5 and 3) I was surprised by just how easy Christmas has become, even had time to myself to breath.
    Children are the best gifts I’ve ever received.

  6. Sally
    28th December 2009 / 10:45 pm

    Thanks everyone for your comments. It was a fab, fab Christmas and just really nice for us to spend time together without me worrying about work, or the school run, or anything else.
    Hope you all had a great time, too.

  7. 29th December 2009 / 8:33 am

    She sounds like a little angel! I suppose you wouldn’t want to swap?