nearly at the end of the
Big Year Of Uncertainty,
Christmas is almost here
So many around this planet of blue, will not be having a happy Christmas. We are so fortunate here in New Zealand, to be so far away from the virus.
And so, most here will have a lovely Christmas. But, you know, I suspect that for many, values and priorities will have changed. Less spending, less getting - after all, these mattered for nothing really, this year.
I'm going to a small family get-together on Christmas Day. One of my daughters and one of my grand daughters, both Mums, hatched an evil plan to somehow get eldest daughter to have it at her place. hehe. So naughty. (I "overheard") They did have two backup plans, which I suspect were made out of guilt. After a lovely offer for us all to go to her place, from eldest - it has all changed and due to a couple of people having to go to Other Family Dos, we are now meeting at my grand daughter's house in the morning. The two youngest (great grandson, aged four, and newest grandchild aged ten months) will be getting presents, and we all shall be partaking of the first feast of the day.
I'm sure that Toby knows that he will be getting presents, but baby Poppy? She will be amazed at it all.
Toby has inherited a family tradition. He is so-o-o lucky. When his Nannie and Uncle were little, we lived semi-rurally, with an enormous horse paddock behind us. Every Christmas Eve, Grand dad Peter (their dad) would help our kids get hay from the paddock for the reindeer. After all, Santa in those days, got beer and food - but what about Rudolph and co? I'm sure that they got hungry too.
And then - those reindeer - they left big reindeer poohs on our verandah!! The cheek of it all. Every year. Our wee kids were beyond themselves with excitement about this. I mean - it's special, right?
Anyway, it seems that Rudolph and his mates did the same to Toby last Christmas. They did you-know-what on his verandah when they dropped off his presents.
And our prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has waived travel restrictions for Santa.
So it'll be All-On.
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