Each and every year there are a million and one things on my Christmas list that I want to do during the festive season but don’t seem to get round to. This year, Baby Lighty will be 18 months when Christmas rolls around, and I can’t wait to see all of the wonder in his little eyes.
I have to admit, however, that I haven’t actually planned too much of anything Christmassy so far, and it wasn’t until I read this post by Sophie, Ella and Me that I started to think a little bit more about the fun things that I want to do with Baby Lighty.
So this is Mrs Lighty getting her
arse bum in gear and categorically putting it out there as to what I’d like to get round to doing this Christmas; a kind of Christmas bucket list, as it were, Lighty-style.
Lighty’s List: The Christmas Edition
1. Visit a Santa’s Grotto.
2. Try our hand at some Christmas crafts.
3. Make a Christmas sensory bin.
4. Take a Christmas Card photo.
5. Attempt a successful Christmas shopping trip (note to self: remember what happened last year? No?! Read this previous post then!).
6. Wear ALL the Christmas jumpers (Baby Lighty has at least 8 Christmas outfits).7. Attend our local Christmas lights switch on.
8. Read Christmassy bedtime stories together in the run up to Christmas.
9. See our local charity Father Christmas collection around town; Father Christmas drives round the streets on a float collecting donations for the Royal British Legion – ever since Brother Hatchy and I were children, it’s a highlight of Mrs Lighty’s festive season, to the extent that I once left Mr Lighty stranded in the loft looking for decorations because I heard Father Christmas’ music playing two streets away and ran out of the house to see him!
10. Attend our local village Carol service.
11. Attend the Christmas crafts session at our local baby group.
12. Attend our baby groups’ Christmas parties.
13. Arrange a babies’ Christmas party with friends.
14. Arrange an adults Christmas lunch with friends!
15. Visit a Christmas market.
16. Visit a Christmas garden centre!17. Take a walk or a drive to see some of the local Christmas lights.
18. Start making some mischief with our Elf, ready for years to come when Baby Lighty understands the concept!
19. Enjoy the contents of our Christmas Eve box.
20. Enjoy our Christmas Eve tradition of The Muppets Christmas Carol and an Indian takeaway (yes really!!).
In years to come, I hope that I’ll be able to edit this list to spread some Christmas cheer: I’d like to include things such as donating old toys to charity, make biscuits for neighbours (they’ll probably be inedible knowing Mrs Lighty’s cooking, but still!!) and buy gifts for giving trees, as well as small everyday acts of kindness (hopefully with the help of the Elf!) and more complex fun activities such as making a gingerbread house. For now these will have to wait until Baby Lighty has more understanding (and fine motor skills!!), but I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
I’d love to hear what’s jingling your bells this Christmas and what has made your advent activity list?
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