The build up started in the summer. With the demands for me to write lists for "Ho Ho Ho". She loved to send letters folding up the pieces of paper she had scribbled on and demanding a stamp so that they could be sent (quickly please mummy)
The Singing Hands Christmas DVD would be on constant loop and gradually over the months excitement would build as decorations appeared in the shops and the rest of the world caught up with Daisy's festive enthusiasm. Last year I even broke my absolute rule and put the tree up in November, it had been getting earlier and earlier each year and last year was the first Christmas since Andy's funeral and I was prepared to do anything to make it special, including giving in to Daisy's demands and putting the tree up before December.
I'm so glad I did. I'm so glad I trawled the internet trying to get hold of the Baby Alive doll she kept watching You Tube videos of. I'm so glad she dressed up in her Christmas hat and visited friends, delivering cards and presents.
|visiting the GP surgery to deliver cards to our friends there|