The dog is lying on the sofa on his back with a cushion over his head. He has found Christmas frankly exhausting. All the excitement that has to be kept up with. Endless walks with numerous people to be constantly shepherded up. Frequent outbursts of merriment, games of chase, comings and goings, high octane exuberance all the live long day. Sausages everywhere, all the time.
No sooner does he lie down than someone leaps up and does something that need supervising.
Everyone else is hanging on in there, enjoying their Christmas presents and the freedom of days with no school. The urchins had a begleri each in their stockings which they've loved. It's two big wooden beads, one at each end of a short string, and you do fiddly little tricks with them. Non-plastic, not from China, small and (in the general scheme of things) fairly environmentally friendly, being basically wood and string. Win, win, win, win. I like it when a modest thing is popular. Although on occasion they do shoot across the room at top speed taking out anything in their path. But you can't have everything, and they are marginally less destructive than a yo-yo at high speed. Ask me how I know.
I've got a couple of little outings planned with the younger two over the next few days along with a bit of hanging out at home. How is the festive season sitting with you? Got through the mince pies yet? Gifts giving you gyp? Cushion over your head? Do tell.