How many adults does it take to put together a toy for an 18 month old?
More than 4 apparently! The addition of an 8 year old doesn’t appear to help either.
In true Christmas tradition style, there was a toy that baffled the grown ups and refused to be put together. This year it was my fault. I had bought Little Person (Mini Adult’s sister) a drum kit! Now, in my defense, Mini Adult’s parents had bought her an electric guitar and amp, so as far as I was concerned fair’s fair. Plus it was only a small one. However, it beat us all and the four grown ups just couldn’t put it together. This didn’t seem to bother Little Person though, when I left she was making good use of it!
She may only be 18 months but she’s already able to beat out a rhythm. We’re obviously heading for a family band. Mini Adult has always been a bit of a rock chick and seeing her with her guitar (she can already play) just proved where her future lies!
After doing the family thing for a few hours, I headed over to Best Friend’s house where I had been invited to spend the day. As her parents were also there, I was on my best behaviour and managed to get through a whole day without making an idiot of myself or saying something I really shouldn’t. Something of a record!! It was a fantastic day.
I was also lucky that I didn’t get the traditional dodgy Christmas jumper. I did get a Fondue set though. I got some lovely presents and am now surrounded by chocolate and books.
Oh, and a Tiffany’s necklace.
Yep. Go back and read that line again…
Best Friend gave me a Tiffany’s necklace (Sorry, I know I’m showing off. I can’t help it. It’s a necklace from Tiffany’s!!)
I knew she’d got something big planned but I’d never thought it would be something like this. It was one of those once in a lifetime, heart stopping, shit I’ve forgotten how to breathe moments. There were tears, there was girly squealing (all very odd, I can’t remember the last time I did a girly squeal!), there were hugs and lots of “I love you”‘s. Best Friend’s Bloke and her Dad sat there looking very confused with a clear look of “It’s just a necklace” on their faces.
Anyway, a couple of pictures. Sorry about the quality, they’re taken with the phone on my camera and for the life of me, I can’t get them to rotate!
So. This is the necklace. It’s 3 rounded silver cubes, each connected with a link. It’s very simple but so beautiful.
This is all the stuff it came in, the bag, the box and a little suede pouch to keep it safe. I didn’t even know it came in a little suede pouch!
Even now, a few days later, I randomly let out a little squeal. But I think it’s allowed with something like this!
I hope you’re all having a good time this Christmas and if I don’t speak to you before then here’s to 2008. Have a good one!