I love buying presents, but not being able to head round the shops with the decorations, festive tunes playing and icy weather making your cheeks blush as you struggle to carry all those bags, just wont be the same. I'm a sucker for an Amazon order but doing it all online is just no fun at all. On Christmas day I love the family morning at home, but love going to see family after lunch, eating too much, watching the kids play with their cousins and having a good catch up, so possibly not being able to do that makes me really sad too. I know it isn't forever and we will make the best of whatever Christmas looks like, but I'm not good with not knowing, with not being able to make plans, so I'm struggling with that aspect this year.
I need something to focus on, so I'm going to just imagine we'll be at home for now and make plans for that, then if things change, great. I want to make it extra special for the kids, super magical and pull out all the stops. I am going to do the 'elf' thing properly this year, as we've been super slack and Alf will be 10 next year, so I know that the years of magic are diminishing and I want to relish it for as long as I can! I want the kids to crash through a wrapping paper door on Christmas day and just have the best one ever, with a busy day, enjoying our home, each other and making the best of a strange festive situation.