Aaah, now I feel like Christmas is on its way… today’s activity was watching my absolute favourite holiday film/programme, Olive the Other Reindeer.
Do you know it? If not, can I urge you to try and get hold of it? It’s a sheer joy. Based on the book by J.Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh, it’s the tale of a little dog who hears the phrase “all of the other reindeer” and thinks that means she must be a reindeer. Off she goes to help Santa…
This afternoon all four of us squashed onto the sofa under some quilts and watched it before dinner. Each of us has our favourite song, favourite scene, even favourite visual joke in the background shots, but we all agree that it’s wonderful. At just 45 minutes long, it holds the attention of the wee-est one right to the end, but isn’t a total all-day tvfest. (The Wizard of Oz, I’m looking at you)
In other news, we had the first second celebration of the 2yo’s impending birthday, with five of her small friends and their mums round the house this afternoon. It was fun but by jove, they were loud. (the kids, not the mums – they were all pretty well-behaved) Decibel levels peaked at the point at which they formed a band with accordian, swanee whistle, keyboard, tambourine and shouting. And then the sugar from the crispie cakes kicked in and the tiredness levels rose until they were just whining.
It was a success, I think, and Miss Small certainly enjoyed herself. But for me, I think a glass of wine and a quiet sit-down is in order for the rest of tonight.