Hello, Good morning and welcome… to 2010.

So – here we are at that back-to-normal mid-January Flump. Work is muttering from the sidelines as I sit here (meandering around blogosphere) valiantly ignoring its rumbling discontent.

Instead, I’m thinking about all that ‘stuff’ we had for Christmas. and what was really, truly, the best bits.

For No.1 son we did good this year. the most successful of his loot was the lego – his ultimate passion – which he has endlessly constructed, destroyed and reconstructed, and books – his favourite Antony Horowitz latest, which were devoured rapidly.

No.2 , a Nintendo DS – loved so very much that it has actually spent more time on my shelf in Banned Corner for after-hours usage than he has actually been able to play it.  And also books – Hiccup the Viking has changed the face of the bedtime story, with the whole family casually placing themselves within earshot to hear the latest chapter.

No.3 got playmobil – loved, played with, and will continue to be so for a long long time. And actually, also his books. He’s not a keen reader (though very able), but Mr Gum has made him almost eager for bedtime, and for the first time ever has requested more chapters ple-e-ease? Just-one-more? PLE-E-E-ASE???

For the girl it was definitely the simple things. Her Maileg mouse in a matchbox have barely been left alone (and named Mimi and Mustafa. Of course), a set of fairy wings/wand/headset and tutu have been endlessly put on and twirled and danced in (wellies optional), and a Sylvanian Family of Rabbits have moved in to the Pink Princess Palace from last year.

In fact, I think our only fail this year was the lego set purchased for No.2 son. His older brother assisted construction, and he has not really touched it since. On consideration he actually only wanted the figures, and he has never had the lego passion that his older brother has, so maybe we should have known. But his only other Christmas Wish was for a puppy.

And that wasn’t happening!

How about you – what Wins or Fails did you manage this year?

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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