Happy Christmas Eve Eve!
Tomorrow is my favourite day of the year and I can’t wait for the kids to get up so we can get the day started with our traditional homemade pancakes and syrup breakfast. Knowing them, they’re probably going to sleep until I get too excited and have to go and get them out of bed. 😉
We’re having a relaxing Christmas Eve this year and don’t have any plans to go out although I’ll no doubt end up having to go and get something vital that I’ve forgotten. Sometimes we pop to the cinema after breakfast as our local cinema usually do the movies for juniors on Christmas Eve where it only costs £1.50 to get in but this year we’re not going as there’s nothing on that we really want to see.
We’ll probably all do our own thing in the morning after breakfast with me no doubt faffing around getting things ready for our Christmas Eve party tea and the kids glued to their electronics but as soon as Mr Frugal gets home from work, family time starts!
We’ll give the kids their Christmas Eve box and we’ll settle down with blankets and hot chocolate to watch the film we’ve chosen and after that the kids will bake treats for Santa with Mr Frugal. It’s the only time that he ever bakes with them and they love it – although he’s a bit of a perfectionist who likes to take over everything.
While the kids are baking, I take the chance to have a lovely bubble bath and a relax upstairs which is always nice.
Next its the kids time to have a bath and it’s usually around now that the Pyjama Fairy comes to visit with new pyjamas for the kids – they’re not believers any more but she still comes anyway and I think she always will as long as we’re lucky enough to have the kids at home at Christmas time.
After that it’s Christmas Eve party tea time followed by board games but generally, the later in the day that it gets, the more excited the kids get so after a few games we always give them one present. Master Frugal usually gets one of the games he’s asked for because I know that the next day, he’ll be dying to play it as soon as he gets it and I don’t want him on the Xbox all morning. We usually give Miss Frugal one of her presents that will keep her mind occupied like a crafty kit that we know she’ll be keen to get started on.
When it get’s dark, we’ll sprinkle our reindeer dust and get Santa’s snacks ready and then we’ll be popping next door as we have Secret Santa gifts to swap. Hopefully, it’ll be early nights after that so we can have our annual Christmas Eve takeaway while we relax before arranging all the presents.
With a lovely day like that planned is it any wonder that I enjoy Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day itself?
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