A very Merry Christmas to you! Hopefully, you are lucky to be sitting around a table, surrounded by family, friends, food and presents. Not everyone will have this, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a lovely Christmas!
There is such a big emphasis put on the perfect Christmas with the perfect dinner and presents. I grew up having the perfect Christmas, well my version of the perfect Christmas, because it was perfect to me. My parents were divorced, and dad spent the day with my brother and I at mums, and when we got older we went to his house for a few hours etc. When he got sick, we gave the care assistant the two calls during the day off, we wanted them to have some part of a Christmas day with their family. In order for dad to have some dignity, we asked that they got him up and washed and then back into bed. I have done personal care for dad when i had to, but a lot of the time it was better to have care assistants doing these things. I’m sure no grown man wants there daughter doing these things.
You cant define the perfect Christmas with the adverts you see on TV. A perfect Christmas is a whatever you are used to! This Christmas I’m spending it with my family in America, not my mum and dad, but my extended family. People I haven’t seen since i was a child, or have never met before in my life. I know ill still have a great Christmas. It’s the first time i have EVER been away for Christmas, and as much as it was my choice, it doesn’t mean i won’t miss my parents today! Mum and Dad helped me with my ticket over here, so I don’t have the usual pile of presents under the tree from them. My aunt, on the other hand, went all out to make my brother and I feel at home!
I wish everyone a very merry Christmas, whatever way you’re spending it today. Remember you’re lucky to have whatever version of Christmas you have and be thankful for the loved ones around you.
Enjoy the day, relax eat way too much food, and celebrate with those you love nearest and dearest!
Chat you in the new year!
Blogmas 2019 is officially over, ill be taking some time off (until the new year) and then ill, be back with the usual, My 2019 post, wrapping up the year, my resolutions for 2020 and what i hope to achieve in the year.
Dad and I last Christmas
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