Last year, as a couple and a family we decided to have a quiet Christmas just us and the girls. Eating all the food you want without that one family member staring at you with that look they always do and lounging in pyjamas and having a cheeky flirt because you’re a little bit tipsy.
Well that never happened. We spent a week on sofas and floors and driving in the car and getting very very drunk.
We did it though. Gorgeous presents. Gorgeous food. Gorgeous company. What a great week!
Christmas eve: number 1
We stayed at my mums from Monday the 20th up until Christmas day morning. It was really lovely. Unfortunately Adam and I had to share my mums sofa. He’s 6″4 and I’m 5″8 so it was a bit of a nightmare. We spent every night agressively fighting with our feet over space.
So dinner was amazing. I was so full up I thought I was gonna faint but I carried on because it’s Christmas and it’s what you’re supposed to do right?
When the girls went to bed we decided to play a nice friendly game of Harry Potter trivial pursuit. We forgot the number one rule of any family board game. Never let Adam play. He wins every game every time little shit. His knowledge of Harry Potter is scarily thorough and precise.
We did the santa footprints though leading from the fireplace to the Christmas tree which the girls loved!
Christmas morning comes and we’re all opening a sea of presents. I’m literally loving life. Then it springs on me that I have to get dressed and make our way to Christmas number 2.
Christmas day. 12.00pm. Number 2:
The roads were surprisingly really busy. We guessed everyone was doing what we were doing?
Off to my mother in laws now. Her house is packed full of family and I desperately need a wee but there’s only a downstairs toilet. Next best option is to drink instead. I’ve had a LOT of baileys by now and Adams niece decided to make me some bizarre chocolate cocktail? Girls open more presents and honestly I’m just trying to stand up straight at this point…
We all got more gorgeous presents though 🙂
Christmas day 2pm number 3:
On the road again!
On the way to my dad’s now! I’m actually pretty drunk at this point but of course Adam is sober so I’m not too worried about the welfare of my kids *thumbs up emoji*
Greeted by my dad and sisters. Both which are hungover and moody. Perfect time for Bonnie and Marley to jump on them and give them cuddles!
My dad is a chef so he’s been preparing dinner since 10 pm Christmas eve and the house smells amazing! Girls get more gorgeous presents and I’ve now finished a bottle of baileys and moving on to malibu.
*side note. There’s a reason I’m barely in any photos! My front camera is broken so Adam took all the selfie with my family!*
Just look at my sister. This was how hungover she was:
I managed to sober up after dinner and obviously had to sit all my family down to watch eastenders! Of course they moaned the whole way through it.
We all fell asleep on the sofas at 11 pm. Great night!
Boxing day Christmas number 4:
So OBVIOUSLY me and Adam were up dressed and out the door early to hit the boxing day Next sale. I stink and I need a shower. My face is so spotty because I’m using baby wipes to wash it. I stink of stale smoke and roast dinner. But everyone in town looks exactly the same and it makes me feel better!
Time to get the girls dressed and to try and squeeze all our presents in the car which is proving a huge challenge!
Now on our way to my father in laws. Where I get drunk again. Oops.
But there’s no real Christmas without a traditional family fallout and today was no different!
27th December. Time to go home.
Again I stink and I really need to get changed but we’re off back to mums for lunch and to pick up all our stuff. We’re all exhausted and at this point I just wanna go home.
Adam trying to pack the car up *crying with laughter emoji*
What an amazing, exhausting, dramatic, thankful, precious week it has been!!!
Thank you everyone 🙂