I know I’m already quoting Dickens, but this isn’t the proper Christmas Carol post – that’s still to come.
Have you ever tried to do something festive and beautiful with your family? Christmas music on; candles lit; cattle lowing. Here’s a reminder that the execution of such plans is often not quite as soft-focus and magical as we’d hoped.
Here, Swiss Family Brooks attempted to decorate a gingerbread house. We even bought it flat-packed from Ikea to reduce the risk of meltdown. However, in the end not even Mike’s Structural Engineering expertise could reverse the sabotage of Miriam’s elbows.
But of course, the children loved it – and the gingerbread house tasted the same. I do have a video of Ezra laughing his head off every time he added a smartie to the roof, but it’s far too blissful to show you here.
If a similar plan of yours has gone awry, please be encouraged that it’s not the end result that matters, but the fun you have in the process. Now please excuse me while I go and apologise to my children for losing sight of this!