Wrapping of the presents

I am lost as to when we can do this without child interruption.

I have left the wrapping until this week, usually Thomas is at school full time, Amy afternoons and Jessica usually naps afternoons too. The hubby has finished work until the new year, so the perfect timing for wrapping would be when he is here to help out in the afternoon. It would appear Thomas knew this and wanted to put a stop to it. He is still not 100%, he went to school this afternoon, as he seemed better this morning, his eye looks near enough normal now, but he has a cough now. His appetite was back also. Got a phonecall 15mins before school finished to say he was feeling sick and he would be in the office not in the classroom. Sick??? Where has that come from, he wasn’t off with sickness? We ‘think’ he may have ate a little too much at his school Xmas party this afternoon to make him feel sick, but it is true he has suddenly gone backwards and is ill again. He asked to go to bed early, bless him. This brings a big question, when do we wrap presents? He will now not be back at school until next year.

Tomorrow is the day it can only be done with Amy at school nursery and Jess asleep. This leaves Thomas. What do we do? We have a plan…put a film on for him and hubby sit by door, so if he does try to see what we are upto he can’t!

Will we get it done following this tactic i don’t know! Usually i leave the wrapping until last minute and it is done Christmas Eve or the night before, but i have a suspicion they may not go to bed aswell as i would like for that this year!

I don’t mind wrapping presents, i like to be able to relax and try and do it neatly. I give myself challenges. With left over wrapping paper once a roll has finished i challenge myself to find something that will fit in it so it’s not to go to waste. I succeed most times in doing this. Although when i had just Thomas i did go out and buy a small toy to fit a piece of paper just so i used it. Wierd? Yes maybe so? It relaxes me, wrapping presents, i may not be good at it, but hey at Christmas while the children are young they think it’s Santa and the Elves who have wrapped the presents badly not me.

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