Then the guilt was compounded by a seemingly innocent conversation with someone that went along these lines, well she is 8 and won't believe in Santa for much longer so you have to make the most of it. It had nothing to do with Norman but it just hit home. So Norman was resurrected and I put my game face on. I set a reminder on my phone and upped the anti a bit. So far I have repeated nothing from years past and even though there has been nothing truly epic Rosie has been delighted.
Here are a few examples.
|He applied a full face of make up|
|Went on a safari and was looking for animals|
|Decorated Lily's Christmas tree with a whole lot of monkeys|
|Had a sleigh accident and had to use a wheelchair for a couple of days|
|Became a lumberjack and tried to cut down our tree|
|with a cheese knife|
|wrapped himself up and hid under the tree|
|played trapeze artist on the advent calender and also added magnets to it|
|got into a spot of bother.|
~went for a joy ride in my car and parked it really badly
~got completely tangled in the basket ball net'
~snuck into bed with Rosie
I think it's utter rubbish that the kids aren't meant to touch him and I also think its nuts that he goes and tells Santa about their behaviour. Nothing like scaring the crap out of the kids with this creepy spy living in your house so I have changed the rules. Rosies teacher lets the kids take them to school so Norman gets to go to school each day. He always wears one sock!!!!
Sadly we haven't seen our old friend Spuds this year. He appears to have gone to a different family. I wonder................................
I would like to be able to report that the girls are excited about going home but this isn't the case...they are overly excited, as am I.