Well, How The Flibbertygibbets Did That Happen?! #MondayBlogs

I am seriously in a state of shock this morning!

Is it really the last Monday of November?

Meaning that the next one is in DECEMBER?

Which means Christmas is kinda just around the corner?

And I have hardly anything ready for that day???

AND…

We only have one month left of the year?!?

Three and a half weeks left of school, so there will be a lot of squeezing Christmassy things in, alongside the usual learning. One week is practically blocked out for Christmas performances – There are four different ones, and each has two slots. The half week at the end is filled with panto visits and class Christmas parties!

So, that’s just TWO weeks of real learning time left, within which I also have a formal observation to fit in, AND I have to, along with my Eco Council partner, arrange a Toy Swap sale for the kids, AND not forgetting another Governors meeting to finish the term off!

EEK!!!!

And while I’m on the subject, of How the Flibbertygibbets Did That Happen?… Since when did my nine-year-old decide she no longer believes in Father Christmas?!

I hoped to have at least one more year of the letters to Santa, and the PNP videos to show her, before the reality that Father Christmas is really mummy and daddy sinks in!

Instead, the last couple of months have been littered with ‘present opportunities’ where she has shown us what she wants us to buy her for Christmas, because she just, you know, knows it’s us who buys the stuff, not the Big Fat Fella in Red!

I am not ready for this!

I still kinda believe in the magic of Saint Nick!

Okay… let me get my shocked-self ready for school now, but really….

HOW THE FLIBBERTYGIBBETS DID THAT HAPPEN?????

75 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Nov 29, 2017 @ 18:13:16

    What a lovely idea Kat!!!

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  2. New Journey
    Nov 29, 2017 @ 15:12:31

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  3. New Journey
    Nov 29, 2017 @ 15:09:27

    Hello…I saw something somewhere about a mother that was facing the fact that her son was close to realizing that Santa was just a myth, however she turned that into a teaching situation, I can’t remember exactly how it went, but she told him that it was his turn to take the roll of Santa, she explained that it would his turn to take “Santa’s” ideals, and find someone who is in need, and she will help him purchase a present and then he will sneak the present to the person he choose and he will remain anonymous, but in his heart he will learn about the feeling of giving. I remember she stressed the fact he could not let anyone know it was him. She also had the older brother help with it as he became a Santa a couple years prior. I wish I could find the article, and I wish I knew about this when my kids were small and coming to grips with the myth…this way it keeps it alive in there heart….just a thought….xxx Happy Holidays….kat

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  4. hotmessmemoir
    Nov 28, 2017 @ 03:45:53

    But at least the ELF on the Shelf hasn’t hit the UK????

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  5. Jennie
    Nov 28, 2017 @ 02:22:10

    And then you need to guide your precious little one who does not believe… sigh!

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  6. mazmisc
    Nov 28, 2017 @ 02:22:05

    I’ve got teens. They don’t even care about a tree anymore.

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    • Ritu
      Nov 28, 2017 @ 06:55:05

      Lol! Mine still love the idea of Christmas, and the tree… but especially the presents! They just don’t seem to believe in the magic! I need to get the Christmas films on!

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  7. Jennie
    Nov 28, 2017 @ 02:18:37

    Thank you, Ritu!! Yes, how did that happen? Today at school I had the same shell shock. I took down the Halloween picture stories that were only up for two weeks, and also the big class decorated turkey. Now, we are planning holiday gifts for families, and activities centered around light. Where does the time go???

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  8. Charli Mills
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 21:57:50

    What a great phrase, flibbertigibbets! I told my children that Father Christmas was a spirit of giving that moved people to give to others. I still believe!

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  9. kindredspirit23
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 20:40:19

    I don’t know if it will help, but when my children started asking why they got more (or less) toys than another child or family, I merely told them that Santa makes and delivers the toys – we have to PAY him for that, so if we can’t afford it, Santa doesn’t make them…kept them hooked for, at least, 1-2 more years.
    Scott

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  10. joey
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 20:35:49

    Whoosh! Now comes the real crazy! 😛 Carve out some quiet time, and don’t forget parents are magical beings, too 😉

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  11. Erika Kind
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 19:58:50

    Sometimes it is just crazy how fast time flies. I have more or less everything together. And the things I don’t have… at least I know what. I had to plan and organize early because I am moving next week … you see why I am a bit stressed over all… lol!

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  12. Mr. Militant Negro
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 18:31:37

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  13. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 18:18:49

    To be honest, Ritu, I am surprised your daughter believed in Santa until she was nine. Greg wrecked this for Michael years ago. SEcond child syndrome.

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  14. colinandray
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 17:18:48

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Ritu but, as every senior will probably tell you, time gets faster and faster from hereon! Hang on tight and just enjoy the ride! 🙂

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  15. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 15:52:43

    sssssshhhhh, its August, a very cold August, but its still just August

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  16. susielindau
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 15:51:48

    Life happens when we’re absorbed in its wonderful vortex. My son offered to make Christmas Eve dinner. He just turned 28!!! How did that happen?

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  17. syl65
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 14:20:54

    Throw the clock out the window, time is moving so fast Sister!!

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  18. Judy E Martin
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 14:11:25

    I can’t believe how quickly the time is going by either. There is till so much to pack in before the big day! 🙂

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  19. Dorinda Duclos
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 11:49:15

    I still believe! Of course we buy the gifts! St. Nick would be exhausted delivering, so we help out 😉 oh and I love that word lol flibbertygibbets!

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  20. The Satyr
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 11:03:34

    Doesn’t believe in Father Christmas?! Umbunkum! He’ll be very upset; a very good friend of mine. Likes the odd sherry and confectionery pastry. Well in that case, playstations and xboxes don’t exist either, so start thinking of something else to put on your Christmas list young lady! X

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  21. ashikshohag
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 10:43:05

    It would be misty..

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  22. Geetha B
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 08:26:35

    That growing up thing 😀

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  23. Shailaja V
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 08:06:11

    I hate when life creeps up on you, right? That and the fact that kids grow up. Sigh.

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  24. aka Cibo the Pasty Poet
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 07:04:33

    Language, Timothy!

    Poor you. Don’t worry, it will soon all be over – apart from the washing-up, tidying-up, tallying-up, and all the other ‘ups!’

    Take care and breathe at times

    G:)

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  25. Leaking Brain
    Nov 27, 2017 @ 05:13:11

    I didn’t know Christmas can be this hectic when you’re married 😂 Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas 🎅🏻

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    • Ritu
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 06:50:00

      HA! Thanks! It’s nothing to do with the married bit… it’s the teaching and school part before i can even think about Christmas and family!
      Thank you and the same to you!

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