The intention is always good.
To have everything wrapped, labelled and grouped according to location of each Christmas gathering whilst the kids are still in formal education facilities.
Well, actually, the inention is that ALL the Christmas present related purchasing is completed well before the end of October, with gifts labelled and grouped according to location of each Christmas gathering.
They say it’s the thought that counts, but, like weight loss, the thought just doesn’t cut it. You really have to be organised and just do it. Otherwise it doesn’t get done.
I know, because I’ve thought about wrapping the presents since the second week in December, yet, here we are, unwrapped presents and its less than 24 hours before Santa makes his appearance. And less than 6 until guests arrive.
Encourage kids to otherwise occupy themselves, whislt Grumpy and I lock ourselves in the bedroom in an attempt to wrap at least the kids presents. This was interrupted several times by Monkey Boy asking through the door “Are you two having sex?”, Godzilla intoning “You said sex – hehehehehehe” and Grumpy asking incessantly “Got time for a quicky?”
Just wrap the frigging presents, and once their done to my satisfaction, I may then have time to think about checking my diary to see if I have time for a quicky!
Presents wrapped and re-hidden, others placed under the tree or in delegated baskets for delivery tomorrow as required.
Commence preparation for evening meal …