Emily picked Resolution, and here is my very late post. As you can see, my daily posting resolution fell somewhat by the wayside. Things got the better of me – I was in a rush to finish work by last Friday – which I did, and am now on holiday! Yay! – but then I needed to do all the things that had been neglected – Christmas shopping, housework, getting things ready for children’s school plays and Christmas parties and all of that.
This year, we’ve had an Advent Candle instead of a calendar, and it’s alarming how quickly it’s shortened. It’s a very visual reminder that tempus does indeed fugit.
The children love it and we have daily arguments over whose turn it is to blow it out. (The Little Boy has odd numbers, the Little Girl, even). The Little Boy does a big puff and blows it straight out, while the Little Girl faffs around with tiny breaths making the flame flicker and gutter, before the chorusing of ‘Get on with it!’ makes her blow it properly!