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Is Christ another name for Santa?

In our family we take Christmas pretty seriously. I mean apart from the fact that I get lots of new clothes and handbags, it is the celebration of the birthday of this guy Jesus who is central to our faith.

Inspired by the question of a fellow tweeting mummy (@theboyandme) about how to explain Christmas to a toddler, I thought I’d ask Ben his thoughts to see how well I have done over the last 5 years…

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But You're Just A Mum

'But you don't work, you're just a mum'

Sound familiar? Let me just tell about some of the jobs I have had:

Conference Coordinator:
Organising the annual Social Science Conference for a University. This involved logo/image design, marketing, deciding on key themes to be addressed, finding, persuading and coordinating professors/lecturers from across the UK to come and speak for a nominal fee on their field of expertise.

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A Right Royal Malarkey

I'm excited! Today has arrived. The kids are off school, the hubby is off work, the housework is on hold and an estimated 2 billion people will be pressing the pause button on their lives to watch history in the making as our very own Willy chops and Kate Middleton get married.

Now I have always had a slight affinity with Will as he was born on the same day as me - which I know sounds slightly ridiculous as every 365th person shares the same birthday. But I remember as a four year old that this royal baby had been born on MY birthday - and so I felt ever so slightly special. So there we are - Willy and I are on 'special mates' terms and as such I kind of feel like today my little brother is getting married.

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Today when you come into my room at 5.30am I won't grunt and turn over instead I'll welcome you with a smile and a cuddle

Today I will make your favourite breakfast and let you eat as little or as much as you want

Today I won't get uptight when you run around the house when I am trying to get you dressed; I will run round with you

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I Love You to Pluto and Back

From the moment you were conceived you were my baby, my perfect God-given child. With every day that passed I loved you more. I held you that first day in wonder at your perfection, your tiny fingers, your fuzzy back, your dark blue eyes so alert as you suckled contentedly.

Today you constantly amaze me with your facts about planets, your love of knowledge, your capacity for new information. You make me smile with your witty comments and your blunt honesty about every day life. I love the way you view life - uncoloured by expectation, opinion or the unwritten rules of society.

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Woodland Easter Egg & Bear Hunt