It’s not time for the December excitement yet. There are odd parcels arriving in the post. I’m sure I’ve bought you something, but it’s carefully hidden now, so I may yet forget to do the wrapping and sending off.
I’ve been looking at decorations, and one or two may have slipped into the shopping basket, but it’s still too soon.
Now that Girl2 has had a birthday, and a party, and got her ears pierced like a big girl, they might start to talk about it, but I’m not listening yet.
The rules (my rules, that is) say that we don’t do that sort of stuff for weeks yet. I always relax the rules so the tree goes up around Spurs Fan’s birthday- just this once. The annual debate is part of the McSpec December traditions.
I like the music, and add to the Christmas playlist when I can. That’s on shuffle for weeks. But not yet.
Except, well, this morning I heard this for the first time. I laughed out loud, and then found a lump in my throat. It has been added to the playlist. I’ve listened several times.
They’re my rules. I’m allowed to break them.