‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house
An Elf was snoring and dreaming of sprouts…
Elfie decided he needed a rest, all his nocturnal activities had finally worn him out. Plus he needed to save his energy for what he had planned the next night. It would take bravery and skill, he needed to be alert and raring to go for his expedition. Climbing a Christmas tree is serious business and only for elves who know what they’e doing, it’s no laughing matter. Unless your 7 or 5, then it’s absolutely hilarious…
Another week, another load of Elf adventures. On Saturday night, Elfie decided he’d play with Little Robots Hot Wheels Nitrobot toy. He’s a brave little Elf, not scared by a mean robot, so on Saturday morning we found him like this…
On Sunday night, Elfie felt a bit homesick. He missed the chill of the North Pole so set about recreating some snowy fun. He seemed to know I wouldn’t be happy to find flour or icing sugar all over the floor and he used cotton wool for his snow angel instead. The Mini Robots were rather amused to see Father Christmas had joined in the fun.
Elfie is still causing mischief in the Robot household (in other words, we haven’t forgotten him again….yet!)
Though we had to improvise on Tuesday night. My Elf on the Shelf Ideas list requires bananas and marshmallows for some of the ideas. We didn’t have any. So Elfie and his new friend Octopus, played Labyrinth instead.
Big Robot found this rather amusing when he came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning. Then I went shopping. Armed with a bunch of bananas and a sharpie, Elfie set about creating some minion friends. On Thursday morning the Mini Robots found this…
To My Love
I look back to when this all started, 7 years ago. Before I met you, I’d spend so much money on dusters, tissues and make up remover. I’d spend even more on all sorts of cleaning products for the car, TV and kitchen. All of it has been replaced by squidgy packets of you. I only have eyes for you now.
But don’t think it’s just the money. I look back to how much time I’d spend, gathering those different products and using them. Time that I just didn’t have once the children were born. Who has the time to go to the kitchen cupboard, wrestle with a child lock, remove dusters and furniture polish, spray all dusty items (of which there are many since it doesn’t get done often), dust and then tidy away again? I simply had no time for this when the baby was noisily demanding I congratulate him for finally sitting up unaided and the toddler will push him over as soon as I’ve left the room.
I have fond memories of my school holidays as a child. Whether it’s the long, lazy days of summer sunshine (ha! OK, maybe not in the UK) or the cozy, comfort of Christmas, there’s always been good memories made. As a parent, spending more time with my children is the obvious plus (I also rate not having to get out of bed at 7am and face the school run as a major bonus too) but I do feel I need to create the fun times of my childhood for my boys.
We’ve enjoyed the summer holidays this year, taking a trip to Hunstanton early on and since then we’ve visited the park, cinema, swimming pool, played lots of games, ate much chocolate and caught many, many Pokemon together.