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Just finished setting up Christmas Breakfast!
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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 22:03

Some people might remember I posted 2 or 3 years ago about the 'Christmas Breakfast' I do for my DC on 1st December. I got blasted by some posters and one poster branded it 'Plastic tat mentality' - which still makes me laugh every year! I'm still sticking to our tradition and have just got things ready.

I decorate the table and set the DC's places with their Christmas plate. I prop their advent calendar up at their place. I make something Christmassy for breakfast like star shaped toast or tree shaped crumpets. This year I am doing Snowman pancakes! They also have a jingle bell pen each. Can't wait to see their faces in the morning! Christmas music will be playing as they come down the stairs! Glitterball

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Darkpheonix · 30/11/2021 22:48

[quote UndertheCedartree]@Darkpheonix - I'll update with some photos in the morning![/quote]
Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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PyongyangKipperbang · 30/11/2021 22:48

OK...dons flack jacket.

I dont like this idea. But....bear with me!

My eldest will be 31 in a few days, my youngest (of 6) is 10. Over the years I realised that the earlier you start Xmas, the more days you get of "Is it nearly Xmas yet?!" By day 10 it is getting REALLY OLD.

Then DC 3 was born on the 19th of December. I was determined to keep her birthday seperate from Xmas (her older siblings agreed) so we didnt start Xmas decs or anything until the 21st to keep one clear day between the two. And it was amazing! The kids knew that when the tree went up it was only a few days to wait and the excitement was so nice. Much better than stringing it out over a whole month where, by the end, they were as sick of waiting as I was.

So as much as I think its a lovely thing to do from a loving pov, we will stick to the 21st! Enjoy your breakfast.

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Wowwhatalife · 30/11/2021 22:49

Ohhh I wish Iโ€™d thought of this!!

Can you post pics please of the pancakes etc? I may do it on Christmas Eve morning instead

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NovemberNovemberDarkNights · 30/11/2021 22:51

I remember your thread too!

I'm envious of the energy & enthusiasm you have! It sounds like a lovely start to the day/season ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŽ„
โ˜ƒ๏ธ โ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

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tara66 · 30/11/2021 22:51

Crackers.

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KaptainKaveman · 30/11/2021 22:51

I put my tree up in September. And that's just the outdoor one. And I have boxes of presents for them every morning through Nov and Dec. I wouldn't want my kids missing out.

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PyongyangKipperbang · 30/11/2021 22:51

Also....way too fucking lazy to be pissing about with a special breakfast even on the day itself! We go full on 70s traditional Xmas breakfast.....a selection box and a glass of OJ :o

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blacktiger · 30/11/2021 22:56

Can I come for breakfast? Smile

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WhatWouldTheDoctorDo · 30/11/2021 22:59

Oh I love this OP, hope you and your DC have a fabulous breakfast. I only wish I'd seen the thread earlier...

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gogohm · 30/11/2021 23:01

@PyongyangKipperbang

Love your name btw!

Way too lazy here too when they were young, though thankfully Nanna makes up for my shortcomings Grin


Because they are adults now we are doing a zoom opening of the advent calendars tomorrow, one has gin, one cider, one tea and cheese (her choice, 2 because they were much cheaper) I have wine he has beer.

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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:02

@Givemestrengthorvodka

Sounds brilliant - enjoy! We are at home with covid and so having a full Xmas day tomorrow just to brighten our week up. Putting the tree up, cooking a Xmas dinner And pulling crackers And bought the kids a wee present each. I think anything that brings a bit of fun is a great idea! Have a great day

Sorry to hear you have Covid but your day sounds lovely! Have fun!
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Cuwins · 30/11/2021 23:02

@PyongyangKipperbang

OK...dons flack jacket.

I dont like this idea. But....bear with me!

My eldest will be 31 in a few days, my youngest (of 6) is 10. Over the years I realised that the earlier you start Xmas, the more days you get of "Is it nearly Xmas yet?!" By day 10 it is getting REALLY OLD.

Then DC 3 was born on the 19th of December. I was determined to keep her birthday seperate from Xmas (her older siblings agreed) so we didnt start Xmas decs or anything until the 21st to keep one clear day between the two. And it was amazing! The kids knew that when the tree went up it was only a few days to wait and the excitement was so nice. Much better than stringing it out over a whole month where, by the end, they were as sick of waiting as I was.

So as much as I think its a lovely thing to do from a loving pov, we will stick to the 21st! Enjoy your breakfast.

I can see with a birthday then why you would want to keep them separate. But for most families the build up will start on 1st with advent calendars anyway, not to mention schools already doing Xmas things so not sure how this brings it forward really.
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JayAlfredPrufrock · 30/11/2021 23:05

@PyongyangKipperbang

Hello there.

Iโ€™m with you. Starting Christmas on the 1st December just seems too soon.

But anything that brings joy into peopleโ€™s lives is great.

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BlueFlavour · 30/11/2021 23:06

@UndertheCedartree
Thank you
Iโ€™m going to try and improvise a snowman pancake tomorrow morning Smile
I think they will mock, but maybe deep deep down feel a little Christmas spirit Grin
Iโ€™ll enjoy it.

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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:06

@PyongyangKipperbang

OK...dons flack jacket.

I dont like this idea. But....bear with me!

My eldest will be 31 in a few days, my youngest (of 6) is 10. Over the years I realised that the earlier you start Xmas, the more days you get of "Is it nearly Xmas yet?!" By day 10 it is getting REALLY OLD.

Then DC 3 was born on the 19th of December. I was determined to keep her birthday seperate from Xmas (her older siblings agreed) so we didnt start Xmas decs or anything until the 21st to keep one clear day between the two. And it was amazing! The kids knew that when the tree went up it was only a few days to wait and the excitement was so nice. Much better than stringing it out over a whole month where, by the end, they were as sick of waiting as I was.

So as much as I think its a lovely thing to do from a loving pov, we will stick to the 21st! Enjoy your breakfast.

Oh of course whatever works for you! I find that it is quite hard for the DC to not to start getting excited from the 1st as they open an advent calendar every day and are doing all the Christmas activities at school. It makes sense to want to keep birthday and Christmas separate as much as you can! I hope you enjoy all your celebrations too!
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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:08

@NovemberNovemberDarkNights

I remember your thread too!

I'm envious of the energy & enthusiasm you have! It sounds like a lovely start to the day/season ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŽ„
โ˜ƒ๏ธ โ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

Thank you so much! โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’™
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GroggyLegs · 30/11/2021 23:09

Ours have their advent calendar & a pair of Xmas pajamas ready at the end of the bed for when they wake up.

Totally agree this only results in the slow & painful "how many days" but I started this shit-show several years ago when I was young & naive & now I'm committed until someone finally admits FC is a fake.

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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:10

@tara66

Crackers.

I keep those for Christmas day! Wink
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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:12

@KaptainKaveman

I put my tree up in September. And that's just the outdoor one. And I have boxes of presents for them every morning through Nov and Dec. I wouldn't want my kids missing out.

Wow...sounds lovely! Unfortunately, my DC have had to miss out on a lot as I've been very unwell. I think it makes you want to make the most of every day together and have some fun when you can!
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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:13

@PyongyangKipperbang

Also....way too fucking lazy to be pissing about with a special breakfast even on the day itself! We go full on 70s traditional Xmas breakfast.....a selection box and a glass of OJ :o

Grin
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MuguetRose · 30/11/2021 23:13

Sounds lovely op

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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:14

@blacktiger

Can I come for breakfast? Smile

You'd be very welcome!
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PyongyangKipperbang · 30/11/2021 23:15

Ah well advent calendars.....

DS is too cool at 16 to want one (and yet had a full on sulk "NO! I'M FINE!" when he thought he hadnt got one), DD is 17 and now has accepted that childish is actually quite cool, and DD at 10 had to have a a quiet word with me that she didnt actually believ in FC but didnt want to upset and can she still have a calendar please :o

The older three all informed me that they had bought their own. It was then that I realised I havent had one since childhood so I bought 2! A gin one for the night before and a coffee one for the morning after....might just save them up and be a write off on Boxing Day....so it will be me saying "Its is Xmas Day yet?!" :o

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TinaYouFatLard · 30/11/2021 23:16

It sounds lovely.

I started a tradition several years ago of changing my kids bedding to Christmas stuff while they slept, so they woke up surprised on December 1st. Theyโ€™re older now so I have to stay up later each year!

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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 23:18

[quote BlueFlavour]@UndertheCedartree
Thank you
Iโ€™m going to try and improvise a snowman pancake tomorrow morning Smile
I think they will mock, but maybe deep deep down feel a little Christmas spirit Grin
Iโ€™ll enjoy it.[/quote]
I hope so! But as long as you enjoy it! My 14 yo came down for a snack and closed his eyes so he didn't see the table! They might pretend they don't but I think they still feel a bit of the Christmas magic!

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