Balance, balance, balance. It's always about balance. And at the moment there's not a lot of that around these parts.
I'm trying very hard to slow down and notice that it's Christmas. Especially as this is the first year that Lily really gets what it's all about and that Bella is really questioning it all and understanding that it's about more than just her presents.
I'm teaching right up until Christmas Eve, so fitting in the fun stuff is proving a challenge, but somehow I will take the girls to the Christmas market and take Bella Christmas shopping (it's the first year she's wanted to buy presents for everyone). And this Sunday we will have our annual Christmas party. And I will find time to cook for it. And we'll get to see Arthur Christmas at the cinema with friends.
Because I can always sleep next year.