As 2019 dawned in Pre-Prep last week and we all made some well-intentioned New Year promises, the children were also invited to share their Christmas holiday highlights. I was expecting to hear tales of all the wonderful and amazing presents Father Christmas had delivered to their homes so was somewhat surprised when only a handful of children mentioned presents. Instead they spoke of days out with their families, spending the whole day in their pyjamas and even seeing one of their classmates in Sainsbury’s! As a teacher I was surprised and as a parent I found it quite humbling having once again spent a small fortune on my own children’s Christmas wish lists to realise it will have been the days we spent together snuggled under duvets watching films that will have been the true highlight of the season for them.
I now just need to remember this in about 11 months’ time when the 2019 Christmas lists are being composed!