The other day I took little L to Somerset House for a spot of ice skating. After the skates came off, we treated ourselves to vanilla cupcakes and danced around the gigantic Christmas tree. Ok, I didn’t dance, but I watched my daughter perform funny little ‘ballet’ moves, going round and round, losing herself in the classical music and the beauty of it all.
I have always been a Christmas fan, but the Christmassy joy and enthusiasm that little L radiates is unrivalled. Being the emotional weepy wimp that motherhood has made of me, I had to fight back the tears, witnessing her unspoilt happiness.
All of a sudden, the magic in Christmas is back. And I realised how little it really takes to get me feeling all Christmassy:
– fairy lights on trees
– Christmas carols
– mince pies and mulled wine
– Starbucks red cups (not very traditional, I agree, but oh so tasty…)
Are you feeling it? What’s doing it for you?
Don’t forget to take part in Met Mum’s advent calendar. More details to follow on November 30th.