George Aged 4 – Countdown to Christmas Blog – 18 sleeps to Christmas.

George Aged 4 – Countdown to Christmas Blog – 18 sleeps to Christmas.

Hi George, here, again. I keep Driving Home for Christmas every day now! How many times can one-person drive home for Christmas? I think to date I have driven home 271 times so far, and it tricked me because it’s still not Christmas.

But it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I think that so sounds like a good title for a Christmas song.

So, on Friday it snowed!

On Saturday the pace stepped up a gear or two. Mum had the Big Christmas Hairdressing job do performed on her.

This is one of the major highlights to our countdown for Christmas and is the one thing that can make or break our Christmas, depending on whether MUM likes the outcome or not. Me, Sister Freya and Dad sat terrified and trembling in the corner waiting for Mum’s return from the hairdressers on Saturday.

And breath… Gloria to the Angels on high … Alleluia!… She likes it!!!! What a relief.

So, we launched straight into writing Christmas cards another family Christmas Countdown tradition.

I love this seasonal challenge of writing our names on pictures of Santa and Rudolf and addressing a few to people who are dear to me. The real fun bit is sending them to random people Mum comes up with from her private list. People I have never met and never heard of since I had to write their name last Christmas.

But Mum says that’s the true meaning of Christmas. What’s that then, sending pictures of Santa and Rudolf to strangers.

But we do eat chocolate gold coins as a treat whilst we do it. So, you can’t knock it.

Then Sunday dawned and it was brilliant! Mega-Sunday. We got to see Santa!

That eased my fears a little. You don’t feel you’ve properly engaged with Santa for Christmas deliveries until you’ve seen him face to face and told him what you want, and he puts a face to the name and the list.

He was very pleasant and receptive and even pleased to see us. Now that’s a novelty. But it is early on in the season. You wait until midday on 24th December and see how many “Ho! Ho! Ho’s! you get out of the grumpy old b****** then.

One reassuring thing was he was not wearing a face mask, so he’s not fazed by Covid-19 at all.

He gave me and Sister Freya a lovely large present each. Mum said I could open mine. It was a brilliant MB Games TYRANNOSAURUS REX Dinosaur Board Game. Something I would have put on my Christmas Wants List if I had known it existed, anyway.

Sister Freya is such a girl. She’s savouring opening her present. Where’s the excitement in that?

My big question of the day is: Why did Santa base himself at a Garden Centre? Where’s the connection? Wait, it will come to me, I’m sure. What ever the reason, it’s subtle.

One of the down sides of visiting Santa is that we came away from there with an Elf on the Shelf each, me and Sister Freya.

Sister Freya was pleased. Apparently, she is a little uneasy that she is the only kid in her class without an Elf on the Shelf.

I’m more my own person and don’t like being spied on. But I guess it is a small price to pay for the rewards I am hoping Santa delivers.

We went on to have a takeaway McDonalds lunch. Before seeing a massive, illuminated Rudolf at Woodthorpe Grange Park. He is bigger than a real live jumbo jet and has an illuminated red nose. (See my photo below.) To be honest although Rudolf was impressive it was an excuse to meet up with Mamma and Grandad. Going to their house to see them is banned and against the law. We have to keep our meetings under cover like secret service agents. We have to put on face masks and meet secretly in parks so Mamma and Grandad do not get Covid-19.

It was good to catch up with them. Mamma is still very cuddly and Grandad still crazy, thank goodness.

But what a brilliant festive filled Countdown for Christmas weekend!

Keep trucking and driving home for Christmas. See you tomorrow.