Well it’s here again. Five days ahead of TT’s birthday and the tree is up, presents are under it and both children are sleeping.
So we seem have some traditions forming now. The first is that we go for a nice meal on Christmas Eve-Eve (yesterday). One friend informed me I ought to call it Christmas Adam. I’m tempted. But another friend (who is Danish) informed me that in Denmark it is actually known as Little Christmas Eve.
I love both of these ideas. Tune in next Christmas to find out which I go for.
We went to Buffalo Wild Wings last year. This year we went to Bertucci’s – a lovely Italian chain.
Olive Garden is vile – we don’t go there
And I have my own tradition now:
The kids ate well and I’m off the dairy-free bandwagon. My mental health has been in the toilet this whole month and I cracked like an egg.
But I feel so much better mentally, if not physically necessarily.
And so to today.
We went to the Flaming Grill and Buffet in Malden today for lunch. It’s a Japanese-Chinese-American fusion buffet. It was a resounding success.
All completely different. And everyone ate and ate well.
A resounding success. We will go back there again.
Then we spent the rest of the day at home. Yes, the kids got progressively more and more excited, but not wired.
I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.
Here is what we left out for Santa:
The apple is for the reindeer – the hus-creature has researched this and apparently reindeer farmers genuinely give people apples to feed to them as treats.
The kiddos went happily to bed and tomorrow will be awesome. Food is planned. Drink is planned. The hus-creature and I will be a team cooking and hopefully the kiddos will be distracted with new things.
And I think they might just have been on the Nice List:
We can confirm that Santa does indeed appreciate macarons and Japanese whiskey.
Goodnight all. See you on the other side ❤️❤️❤️❤️