There are certain activities that a good mother simply MUST do with her children at Christmas in order to portray that perfect image of family bliss on social media. These include decorating the Christmas tree, attending the nativity at church, visiting Father Christmas at a suitably expensive grotto experience, taking an adorable Christmas jumper-clad family portrait, and of course, festive baking – usually in the form of a gingerbread house.
If you can’t manage these then frankly, you need to try a bit harder – it is Christmas after all.
Pah ha ha ha, who am I kidding?! Only an Alpha Mummy can achieve the pinnacle of seasonal insta-greatness with a gingerbread house which not only stands erect (sorry, can’t help myself) and symmetrical, is beautifully decorated by the angelic children, but tastes marvelous too.
Beta Mummy buys a ready-made gingerbread from Aldi.
However, despite having had numerous baking disasters previously, gets swept up in the Christmas wannabe-Alpha Mummy quest, and lets the children loose on the kitchen…after all, how far wrong can you go with mince pies?!
This will probably be my last post of the year, so all that remains is to wish all of my readers a wonderful, beautiful-in-its-own-way, wine-and-cheese-filled Christmas.