I’ve just been to have a look at the presents I’ve got for Harry and Joe and now I’m a teensy bit stressed. Now, I’m not too stressed because I know Harry will be grateful for everything he gets (that’s not to say he won’t say “What about…” whatever thing he thinks he’s getting that I haven’t got him – my best guess would be a DS), but I just don’t know how to balance the presents between us and Father Christmas.
Because Harry’s my best bud, he’s actually been with me when I’ve been buying presents for Joe. In a few cases, he’s actually picked the present for Joe and I’ve put it away “for Christmas.” So I can’t label any of those presents from Father Christmas because Harry will know.
Then there’s the fact that Joe’s main present is actually from Harry. If you follow me on Twitter you will know that Harry was saving up to buy something for himself but then decided to spend it on a present for Joe. It was £50 and it’s huge, so is now Joe’s “main” present and therefore another one that can’t come from Santa. This means we’ve had to get Harry a big present from Joe so Harry’s main present is also not from Santa. Or from us.
It’s making my head hurt just thinking about it.
I know it doesn’t really matter – and I know this is probably the last year that Harry will believe anyway – but I remember how thrilling it was waking up on Christmas morning and having that pile of presents that I truly believed a man in a red suit had delivered down the chimney. I want Harry to believe that. But I don’t want it enough to go and buy him and Joe a bunch of extra things they don’t need just so I can write ‘from Father Christmas’ on the label. Do I?
How does everyone else do it?