5 sleeps and counting till the big guy arrives with the presents (am hoping my husband appreciates this description).
5 sleeps until the lounge is filled with excited children and an unwrapping frenzy commences.
5 sleeps until we suddenly have to house more toys .... because we obviously need more of them.
My youngest daughter wants a doctors clinic and a few weeks ago we said to her that Father Christmas might consider that she had so many toys that he may think she doesn't have room for a doctors clinic. (I realise that this may have been a slightly mean tactic but it worked) Her response was "Mummy, shall I give some of my toys to the children who don't have any?" (she melted my heart a little at this point).
But it got me thinking about getting rid of some of their old toys (without putting them in the loft when they are not looking) and I saw a post on Facebook about a mum who gets her children to select 10 old toys to put in their Santa Sacks on Christmas Eve and I LOVE this idea!
Santa then takes them back to the North Pole and the elves then fix them up to give to other children next year.
My mum has always recycled and the children love to sort the recycling out into the relevant bins ..... I am just hoping that they will be as excited about recycling the Santa way!