Christmas was quite strange for us this year, I’ve just started back at work part time, but the Christmas rush had me clocking over 40 hours a week. Normally I’m really organised for Christmas. I decorate early, presents sit wrapped beneath the tree for weeks, and I ooze Xmas spirit. This year I had many ideas on things I could post here, decoration DIYs, homemade gifts, my sleek new colour scheme, However it all got away from me and some traditions were completely forgotten.
One of those traditions is the way we shop for our daughter. Traditionally she receives one large gift from us, and a few coveted pieces from Santa. Previously we bought a swing set, one year it was the bike, this year however there was no time to find a big item that she wanted, needed, or would fit in our house or yard. As a result…. she got SPOILT. Between us, Santa and her grandparents there was not a single thing she had mentioned in the past 6 months that she didn’t receive. No exaggeration. Not 1, but FIVE Monster High dolls, numerous Lego sets, the Barbie car, a Barbie head, all of the latest fads like Kinetic Sand, Doh Vinci, the hard to find Marker Maker. Glitzi Globes, Bingles, Spirograph. I could keep going, but I think you get the point.
However not two weeks later, it’s so hot, (too hot to even play with the new slip and slide.) we’re stuck indoors, and my darling daughter is BORED!!! “I’ve played Barbies all week!” She proclaimed. Of course anything crafty from Christmas is already completed, and having already taken her the movies and the games arcade this week, I needed to find something entertaining (and preferably cheap) to do.
Luckily my sister did receive a “big gift” this year, which means one thing to a five year old… Big boxes!
Two and a half hours later…
Not $1 was spent, everything recycled and I’m pretty sure this is day that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. For more school holiday ideas follow me on Pinterest.
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