advent post #1
Is the delightful Floss a mind reader I wonder?
I had been toying with the idea of writing a couple of posts about the new christmas traditions that seem to be a part of this years beach hut celebrations; then Floss puts a pause in advent out there...a happy coincidence or bloggy telepathy...hmmmm...
So, what happened this year to cause new traditions? Actually, I don't really know (is it only me that has to say that little phrase in a Les Dennis does Coronation Streets Mavis sort of a way?); but the kids really did grow up.
This year there were no school plays, no shouts for a tree around mid November, the chocolate advent calendars have been ignored during the supermarket runs and the letters to Santa replaced by electrical store catalogues...
Do I fight this teenage lethargy.......
ABSO - FLAMING - LUTELY!
So new tradition #1
The Advent Calendar:
Barbie, Hot Wheels and Winnie the Pooh may have lost their appeal but what teenager can ignore a waist high, sky blue tree covered in orangey chocolate balls...especially when it's strategically placed by the front door and school shoes? And what could be more pleasant than a mouthful of jaffa flavoured candy to accompany the morning school run?
So, the scores on the doors please,
Mummy 1 Teenagers 0