As inevitably happens when two families join, Christmas can lead to a bit of a clash and my house is no exception.
What is a tradition in my family isn’t for my fella.
Unlike my other half, I believe that Christmas decorations should go up on the 1st of December, earlier if possible, and come down the day after boxing day. My fella believes they should go up 13 days before Christmas and come down 13 days after.
This has created quite a bit of conflict.
As I sneak bits of tinsel into the room he removes them. The lovely skating penguin that adorns the drinks cabinet got relegated back to the closet seconds after he escaped, and the tree that I casually carried downstairs was sent back up again in the blink of an eye.
So the 1st of December has arrived and we find ourselves in a bit of a predicament. We must find some middle ground.
I decided the easiest thing to do was to try and see things from each others perspective. He told me his views on Christmas, I told him mine and we came to an agreement.
What was the agreement? You may ask.
Well, let’s just say my tree looks lovely this year.