Christmas with the Whittles


So the boiler broke (repeatedly), the washing machine froze up and flooded the kitchen, there was a visit to the minor injuries clinic – it had all the ingredients of a a classic Whittle family Christmas.

Actually, a lovely time is being had by all and let me assure you, I am not one of those people who talks about Christmas for weeks and then wakes up on December 26th and says, "Thank goodness that's all over!"

No friends, we've got at least a week of cheese eating, Bailey's drinking and Elf-watching left in us.

However, for those of you missing Flea's unique perspective on Christmas, I bring you my one and only festive post: 

Seven Things Flea Said This Christmas:

Mummy when I make a wish it always just doesn’t come true. I was wishing to be a dog.

I was dreaming I had a sister and we slept in bunk beds. Also, I dreamed that you let me watch the X-Factor.

Mummy, why didn’t Father Christmas put anything in your stocking? Were you bad?

We’ve lived in this house since I was three. Seriously, when can we have a new house?

I like it when you dance. It looks like you’re fighting baddies.

I think I’m growing. My thumb hurts. Oh wait, I just bent it backwards.

Mummy, I like everything you are wearing today. Also, are you sharing those crisps?


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. 29th December 2010 / 11:00 pm

    Seriously Flea, when are you going to break out and get your own blog?
    Emma ;0)

  2. Diane
    29th December 2010 / 11:59 pm

    Yes! Isn’t it time you got Flea a blog for Christmas, Sally?

  3. 30th December 2010 / 12:01 am

    C’mon. Everyone knows this is Flea’s blog – I’m just a typist and occasional guest poster.

  4. 30th December 2010 / 12:12 am

    Another classic! But please please please can we get a clip of you dancing like you’re fighting a baddie?!

  5. 30th December 2010 / 11:51 am

    Love it. Does baddie fighting dancing come with becoming a mother? I SWEAR I never used to dance like that…

  6. 30th December 2010 / 11:52 am

    Flea’s Christmas spesh is way funnier than anything on the tellybox.

  7. 30th December 2010 / 7:38 pm

    Too funny! Flea sounds like an awesome little girl!

  8. 30th December 2010 / 7:41 pm

    I also want to see you fighting baddies in your dancing this sounds like fun!

  9. 31st December 2010 / 8:26 am

    Superb! Flea you made me cry laughing, thank you! Merry Christmas, happy cheese eating 🙂 x

  10. Lorraine The Party Times
    31st December 2010 / 7:27 pm

    brill post – and yes would also love to see your dancing that looks like you are fighting baddies
    and tell Flea my wishes never come true either!
    sounds like you had a fab Christmas x

  11. 1st January 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Great photo – and the dancing comment is just brilliant!!
    Happy New Year!

  12. 2nd January 2011 / 2:10 am

    There may be photos. They will never be published on the Internet.

  13. 2nd January 2011 / 2:10 am

    We’ve now finished the cheese. There’s still peanuts, mind.

  14. 2nd January 2011 / 2:10 am

    I think the key is to choose wishes that don’t involve changing species…

  15. 2nd January 2011 / 2:11 am

    I think she thought the dancing comment was a compliment…