A Christmas Cocoon

Ah, ’tis all over for another year. My girl is back to school today, the Husband returns to work and it will be Little Man and I once more. Tomorrow he’ll start at nursery, so four will dwindle to just one.

I’ve been living in a Christmas cocoon and I have loved it.

Two weeks with Boo at home with us and no school runs has been wonderful. Add to that the Husband being off since Christmas Eve, and it doesn’t really get any better.

We’ve not got up to much, alternating lazier toy-playing days with trips out, with the occasional meal and take-away thrown in. We’ve seen Star Wars, we’ve been to a couple of National Trust properties, watched the kids have a blast in near-empty soft play (going first thing on the 27th was a brilliant plan!), ventured to the sales, enjoyed movie afternoons and caught up with family and friends.

It’s not all been picture-perfect moments. The kids have infuriated us at times, mainly through excitement levels peaking and changes to their routines tempting them to push boundaries, so all to be expected. We’d have liked a few more lie-ins, and by ‘more’ I mean just one would have been nice. Who are the kids that stay asleep until 9am in the holidays? I’d take 8, or even both of them going until 7! And who could have predicted Little Man deciding to crush a snow-globe in his hand? – thankfully resulting in just a small cut and a soggy, glittery carpet! So there have been moments, but already as I look back, those moments are fond memories rather than irate ones. For they were few and far between compared to the fun that we’ve had.

The house is packed with new toys that the kids have been rediscovering daily and I’ve managed to rearrange their playroom to allow for the latest additions and still keep things tidy and organised. It’s great seeing them play so well together, whether it be with the Millenium Falcon or their guinea pigs – as long as they’re happy!

A Christmas Cocoon

And now my thoughts are turning to the return to routine and normality. I’ve not blogged for the duration of the break, so I need to get back into it. I’ve an OU assignment that I need to write this week and I have the task of settling Little Man into nursery.

I’d really like to stay in a Christmas cocoon, but all good things must come to an end, right? Let’s see what 2016 has in store for us then…

Hope you had a good one?

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25 thoughts on “A Christmas Cocoon”

  1. Sounds like a fantastic Christmas and we’ve had one that’s very similar. Not looking forward to the return to normality although I am ging to try and still implement slow living into this

  2. A Christmas Cocoon is the perfect way to describe it! I am hanging on to the tree til the 12th day as I don’t want normality to resume! Xx

  3. Glad you’ve had such a lovely break and ours has been the same. Amazing having the hubs at home for so long and ours was similar to yours. Bless Little Man with the snow globe! Wouldn’t have thought it possible! Hope he settles in to nursery well. Happy new year! Xx

  4. Ahh yes, it was lovely wasn’t it 🙂 Hubby and Sir went back today, Madam and I go back tomorrow. She was bored today and has driven me to distraction! She says she’s looking forward to going back. Roll on half term eh? LOL

  5. It sounds like you were pretty busy chilling out! We had a really proper catch up with family, loads of fun with cousins. The lie ins will come, mine are 7 and 9 and it’s been hard getting the youngest out of bed some days.

  6. Sounds like a perfect Christmas. Despite having teens we have had a similar chilled out Christmas. They do sleep in…sometimes frustratingly long too I never thought I say that when mine two were your two’s age!

    Glad you have had a good time and hope your little man settles into nursery well.

    Happy 2016 🙂

  7. Sounds like you had a great time, I too feel like I’ve been yanked blinking into the real world. One or both of our kids were up with the larks all holiday, then slept in on the first day of school – typical!

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  9. Hi Jocelyn, we too are emerging from our Christmas bubble. Schools only went back today over here and the decorations come down tomorrow, which I’m not looking forward to as I like the sparkle and twinkle.

    I hope you get back into your routine soon and write an outstanding OU assignment!


    1. I like the sparkle and twinkle, too, it is a shame to see it go. January’s been such a dull start here, too, which doesn’t help! Thanks very much 🙂

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