We know Christmas is all about children and there’s no doubt that the magic we remember of our childhood Christmases was rekindled after the arrival of our own little ones, right?
But that doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes want to put our own needs and desires before that of our children's when it comes to a certain festive traditions.
We’re talking here, ladies, about our beloved Christmas Tree.
Come December, the tree becomes the sole topic of conversation in many houses with little ones demanding to help decorate and transform the little evergreen at every turn. Unfortunately, that often means us mums are left looking at a hot mess until the first week of January.
If you’ve ever allowed your kids to decorate the tree and then redecorated it the moment they toddled off to bed, you’re not alone.
Here are just ten thoughts most mums have, but never verbalise, when letting their kids offer festive assistance.
1. Is it terrible if I hide this glittery toilet roll down the side of the couch so they don’t hang it in the centre?
Aaaand it’s gone.
2. Aw, I remember when he brought this home from infant school!
I still don’t know what it is.
3. Oh, red and green should never be seen, pet!
It’s Christmas, of course it should, lighten up woman.
4. Tinsel or chains love, tinsel or chains!
We’re definitely going to discuss the ‘less is more’ approach when she starts wearing make-up.
5. No, you most certainly cannot hang a Harry Styles in a Santa hat ornament in the middle of our tree!
And up it goes.
6. I should get them a step ladder; I think our tree looks topless.
Oooh, maybe that can be the part I get to decorate! Say nothing.
7. Why does no one cherish the beautiful china dove like I do?
You can’t even SEE it behind Harry’s Santa hat.
8. Awww, this pipe cleaner ornament was the first one she made in pre-school.
This should be displayed all year round.
9. Look at their little faces rooting through the boxes.
Do not cry.
10. Did he just help his little sister sit the angel on top without me?
I'll never have these moments again!